#194 clutter

  • Can you consistently find what you need within a few seconds?
  • If you work with others, can they quickly find what they need when you’re not around the office or workplace?
  • Is your ‘in’ box constantly overflowing?

What is clutter?

  1. compulsive hoarding
  2. disorganized heaps of photographs or recipes; old magazines; outdated articles
  3. things or spaces that are untidy and disorganized
  4. too many things in a small space
  5. anything unfinished
  6. anything you do not use or love
  7. clothes that no longer fit or out of fashion
  8. inherit items that don’t fit with your décor
  9. gifts that are kept out of obligation or guilt
  10. items that are broken or missing parts

Clutter comes in other personal form:

·         too-full schedule;

·         out-of-date goals and commitments;

·         draining relationships;

·         debt;

·         excess weight;

·         and limiting beliefs


Some effects of clutter psychologically:

·         drains your energy and distracts you

·         undermines your self-esteem –- loss of confidence and out of control

·         difficult to relax at home or workspace

·         keeps you stuck to the past

·         is expensive: buying things not needing, compulsive purchases

#184 child care services

Interesting. This issue of procreation to increasing the number of babies is hotting up…

Naturally there are selective ones who can afford at every turn are unable to produce babies! Those who hardly make ends meet seem more successful and productive??!!!

What is child care services? What makes good child care service? Professionals to take care of children?

One might as well create institutions or homes for children and have parents collecting their child or children respectively during weekends… Even then…some parents work around the clock…to make big bucks or appear successful in life… Some parents just don’t know how to take care of children…and for some taking care of children or raising a child is stressful… When slogging throughout the week, parents crave free time to self…or socialise…

Some under the guise of spending quality time!

I know of professional women who subconsciously abuse their child!

What is good parenting? What is parenting when both spouses are working?

Some hire foreign housemaids to take care of their homes and children.

Many today take home tutors or tutorial centers to mind their children in the name of conscientious academic achievements!

Some expect the schools to mind their children for them.


Was this not what Karl Marx was suggesting in some of his writings?

Mao Tsetung in China was the leader who liberated women when he made the men stay home to cook and children put into institutions while the women worked in the fields.

When you want people to produce, there seem a reluctance especially for an educated society. In rural community, procreation is THE way to living…or gives one meaning to living.

What twists and turns…such is life!


Yesteryears, a man and woman married for life — divorce was frown upon; live in one location for a life time; and held on a job all one’s life.

Today, it is not unusual to change jobs, spouses or homes every few years —

  • jobs: for better prospects and better money;
  • spouses: together for a few years and decided to call quit but remain friends;
  • a child having more than one daddy or mummy or having one parent only!
  • homes: upgrading for better image and for investment!