Knowable Important Stuff

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Besides being a rather clever quote, I choose a quote from Sylvia Plath for this blog because, as a poet, novelist, and short story writer, she is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry.

Bet you didn’t even know that confessional poetry even existed, did you?

Oh but it does. (At least the confessional part.)

Everyday we are tempted to clutter up our lives with the confessional “poetry” of other people’s lives.









And then there are the newscasters, commentators, talking heads speculating frantically on what might happen.

Investment titan Warren Buffett (definitely not a confessional poet) states that he has two criteria for determining if something is a desirable piece of information.

First, it has to be important

Second, it has to be knowable

Pretty good advice.

Ask yourself…is all this really important? (Most things are not worth knowing.)

And then ask yourself…is it knowable? (Why waste your time worrying about things above your pay grade?)

The ONE THING for today: You only have one life to live. Don’t waste it trying to know things that are not worth knowing or things that you cannot know. Instead, give your best and give your all to those few things that you do know to do. And leave the rest for people who do not have better things to do.

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