Your Most Important Appointment
April 13, 2002 7:56 PM   Subscribe

Your Most Important Appointment is with yourself. Which is why you should participate in the Hour of Presence.
posted by jacobw (9 comments total)
Possible activities for an hour of presence . . . Walk around your building and look - really look - at this place that you spend so much of your time. . .

The thing is, why take only an hour? How about a whole day? I'm all for a four-day work week. Make it a ten hour work day to allow for a third day off each week. If you time it right, you could have a super extra long weekend. I could handle appointments with myself with that much time, or have many Hours of Presence. According to Henry Ford, "It is high time to rid ourselves of the notion that leisure for workmen is either `lost time' or a class privilege."

Check out 32 Hours: Action for Full Employment for more details.
posted by ashbury at 8:16 PM on April 13, 2002

And don't get him started on the jews!!
posted by Settle at 8:45 PM on April 13, 2002

This is too new-agey for me - if I were attending this event I would just nap and then wake up and clap loudly when it was all over. But it might be fun to blog what everyone else is doing.

What are you going to do, jacobw? This event is being held at your college, isn't it?
posted by iconomy at 9:09 PM on April 13, 2002

"What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Frankly, I'm thrilled to see something that doesn't obsess on heaven, hell, 70 virgins, angels, cosmic stacks of turtles, reincarnation, etc. Sometimes it seems like it won't be long before adults start believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy again.

Maybe if more people took their one life seriously, the world would be a nicer place. This seems slightly goofy to me, but whatever it takes...
posted by joemaller at 9:29 PM on April 13, 2002

Maybe if more people took their one life seriously, the world would be a nicer place

Or maybe not, joe, that cosmic carrot-and-stick routine may be the only thing keping some people from going on bloodthirsty rampages. I'm pretty much undecided on the whole God question, but hey, then again you should carpe all the diems, no matter how many of 'em you get.

BTW, congrats on the new addition to the maller clan.
posted by jonmc at 9:37 PM on April 13, 2002

Maybe I've just become a cynic in my old age, but I got a Stuart Smalley vibe from the whole thing.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough...and Gosh darn it, people like me. :)
posted by dejah420 at 11:08 PM on April 13, 2002

"Maybe if more people took their one life seriously, the world would be a nicer place. "

funny, i'd feel the world would be a better place if everyone was LESS serious.
posted by jcterminal at 11:27 PM on April 13, 2002

settle, settle, settle . . . grow up.
posted by ashbury at 6:15 AM on April 14, 2002

Just say NO. Keep on wanking and you will know yourself better and be in touch with all that matters.
posted by Postroad at 7:06 AM on April 14, 2002

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