Monday, April 25, 2011
Notwithstanding the ironically late hour -- I was catching up on a lot of backlogged email -- I actually very much approve of Benjamin Franklin's daily schedule, which seems to put the very sensible proverbs of Poor Richard to good use.
The questions are, I think, the schedule's most important feature and a reflection of Franklin's wonderfully purposeful life.
I agree that the questions are very important. I also find the bracketed segments interesting: 3 hours for daily preparation; 8 hours of work separated by 2 hours of reading, lunch and/or accounting; and 4 hours for "putting things in their places", supper, music, or diversion, or conversation and examination of the day before bed.
The time devoted to "work" was less than that devoted to work by many of today's "achievers", but the other scheduled activities of the day likely make those work hours very productive. I think I could be more resolute about "putting things in their places" at the end of the work day.
E81 moved across the country a few months back, and has been busy. I did have the privilege of having drinks with him a couple of weeks back, and he foretold. Return to blogging here. He even gve me. New email address to put up.