My oldest daughter, Lisa is in her final year at Greenwich University studying Philosophy. She, and some of the other students run a stall in Greenwich Market called The Philosophy Takeaway
They have philosophy books for sale and are happy to discuss anything with anybody who stops for a chat. (Pop by and visit if you are in Greenwich on a Wednesday!)
Lisa runs the group's blog and frequently posts essays and thought provoking articles. Despite proof reading many of her essays for the last 30 months, and reading every post on the blog, much of it still goes straight over my head.
But I wanted to share some passages from a recent essay she wrote - don't worry, its not hard work, and I KNOW you'll nod your head in agreement.
The essay title is beyond me, but to help you (and me) I have coloured in red the important words
Keep the red words in your head, they are the important ones, keep chanting them, like a mantra, and now read her paragraph on the philosophy of John Taylor as he contemplates the Meaning Of Life:
it is not the final product . . . but [rather] the focus of our passion . . . that gives life meaning. A sense of fulfilment is not achieved through the completion of a task but through the activity that is undertaken in working toward that end
So *that's* why I have so many UFOs - the sense of achievement is from the doing, not the finishing. Lisa then summarises:
So this means that cutting up fabric and sewing it back together is a worthwhile activity so long as I feel it is sufficient use of my time?
Guess what, I think it is!