A Legislative Solution


We have a problem at speaktomecatalo.com where my wife is working far too hard making the business work and i am not doing enough to help her.  This situation will end.  So we have agreed on this legislative solution ...
  1. In general i will work just as much on speaktome as does she.
  2. My working hours start as 8 AM and extend to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  3. Exclusive of a 1 1/2 hour lunch.
  4. Exclusive of holidays which must be declared 24 hours in advance and can be completely of my choosing except that i cannot take any more holidays than my wife takes.

It is not always easy to drill down and discover the contradictions that cause a fight, but in this case i think we have.  Even then to conceive of what it would be like to eliminate those contradictions and to actually to actually be able to write the rules which if followed would remove it, is actually quite astounding .

The rules will work to eliminate the problem ... but the rules alone will not do the job ... their implementation must become the habit.  

Tags

  1. rules
  2. behavior
  3. contradiction
  4. solutions

Comments


Seth says
source: I was just suprised at this whole item being public.
yeah that's just the way i roll.  

What was really strange about this fight was that it totally reminded me of the fiscal crisis in the federal goverment and the way it that has been dealt with in congress.  That's why i intentionally titled the item "a legislative solution".  Wouldn't it be great if congress could find (and implement) solutions like i have here?  

Incidentally we are going into the third full day of the solution and it is still working.  Perhaps my legislation and its implementation is not as obamacare's was .

Seth says
Does the means of Obamacare law, regulation, & health care disruptive behavior by government & cronies of the government (<-means) justify the ends of better & more affordable health? (<-ends).  Will those ends actually happen in our life time?
...
personally  I say opposition to this means is valid
I like the idea of universal health care even beyond to mental, dental & ocular etc - BUT free from economics AND government.


Seth says
seth 2013-11-22 07:50:39 16905
ME 2013-11-22 07:29:09 16905
Does this scale up beyond one person declaring what the solution is & another agrees as appearance suggests??
Yesterday the US Senate decided to further consolidate power of the majority - one party rule, eh?


yes this was definitely a negotiated solution that we both agreed upon  .  we both put input into it, although i must admit that it was i who conceived before hand that it should have worked.

Does it scale?  The first question would have to be what "it" is specifically and in general that might scale.  Thing is there was good will and common purpose on both sides.  That is something that does not exist in DC.  The more interesting questions to me relate to implementation ... er, how rules become habits ... when that scales laws become institutions.   fighting and a lack of good will, of course, obstruct that process and destroy it.  that, me thinks, is what is happening with obamacare.
I say that the only rules that become habits are the ones you create internally & practice.  To improve good will & common purpose maybe try to tease out some principles which everyone can agree on like FREEDOM - see the U.S. Constitution & the Bill of Rights for more. If it is about power then the rules of the French Revolution & Radicals apply more often than not.  If it is about power there are many who can play the same games & over time power shifts.
p.s. [SEE: item 16916] for a few who have lost it.


Seth says
ME 2013-11-22 07:29:09 16905
Does this scale up beyond one person declaring what the solution is & another agrees as appearance suggests??
Yesterday the US Senate decided to further consolidate power of the majority - one party rule, eh?


yes this was definitely a negotiated solution that we both agreed upon  .  we both put input into it, although i must admit that it was i who conceived before hand that it should have worked.

Does it scale?  The first question would have to be what "it" is specifically and in general that might scale.  Thing is there was good will and common purpose on both sides.  That is something that does not exist in DC.  The more interesting questions to me relate to implementation ... er, how rules become habits ... when that scales laws become institutions.   fighting and a lack of good will, of course, obstruct that process and destroy it.  that, me thinks, is what is happening with obamacare.

Seth says
source: mark says
I say that the only rules that become habits are the ones you create internally & practice.
... i'll go along with that .   That is a truth stated as it applies to one individual. 

Thing is i have this meme that i am promoting: "individual lives flow into the life of the country". That, for me, expresses a very special attitude  ... which err ... should not be denied. 

So if "the only rules that become habits are the ones we create internally & practice" applies to our individual lives, then as those flow into the life of the country, does that not become: "the only laws that become institutions are the ones we ourselves legislate and follow ... those become our institutions" ??

Seth says
seth 2013-11-22 11:52:09 16905
ME 2013-11-22 11:18:58 16905
seth 2013-11-22 10:50:52 16905
source: mark says
I say that the only rules that become habits are the ones you create internally & practice.
... i'll go along with that .   That is a truth stated as it applies to one individual. 

Thing is i have this meme that i am promoting: "individual lives flow into the life of the country". That, for me, expresses a very special attitude  ... which err ... should not be denied. 

So if "the only rules that become habits are the ones we create internally & practice" applies to our individual lives, then as those flow into the life of the country, does that not become: "the only laws that become institutions are the ones we ourselves legislate and follow ... those become our institutions" ??
for some value of individual, life, flow & "life of country"??


Well certainly so... it does not always happen that way ... hence my quite intentional use of the word "should" above.  This very definitely is a judgement ... an ethic ... it expresses how thing should be should they be, imho, in balance  .... for example the fight expressed in the body of this item. 

but why the "" ... did i miss the joke?
Because the statement is fairly empty with these details undefined. Your theory (maybe) :
personal rule -> personal habit  -> flows how??  into country -> flows how?? into institutions & how do those instutions necessarily reflect the various differences amongst people? especially ones that are free to do so??
Even with an ideal that seems like a broken chain.  We have the Golden Rule hanging out there as something that a clear majority or maybe 99% could agree on.  Is that flowing into our institutions? IMHO, it is possible to forge the magic link, but resort to metaphysical or occult or Anthroposiphical, or LOA methods may need to show up. Survival is not likely to do it.


Seth says
ME 2013-11-22 11:18:58 16905
seth 2013-11-22 10:50:52 16905
source: mark says
I say that the only rules that become habits are the ones you create internally & practice.
... i'll go along with that .   That is a truth stated as it applies to one individual. 

Thing is i have this meme that i am promoting: "individual lives flow into the life of the country". That, for me, expresses a very special attitude  ... which err ... should not be denied. 

So if "the only rules that become habits are the ones we create internally & practice" applies to our individual lives, then as those flow into the life of the country, does that not become: "the only laws that become institutions are the ones we ourselves legislate and follow ... those become our institutions" ??
for some value of individual, life, flow & "life of country"??


Well certainly so... it does not always happen that way ... hence my quite intentional use of the word "should" above.  This very definitely is a judgement ... an ethic ... it expresses how thing should be should they be, imho, in balance  .... for example the fight expressed in the body of this item. 

but why the "" ... did i miss the joke?

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