Deliberate and Conscious

Makebelieve Help, Old Butchers, and Figuring Out Who You Are (For Now) from Merlin Mann on Vimeo.

The mystery of Merlin Mann is slowly unravelling to me. I’ve followed him in whatever form for something on the scale of a year, and I’m never sure what I’ve thought of him. Hit or miss. I don’t like it when I don’t “get” people. I’m intrigued though, when I see videos like this, sort of stream of consciousness stuff. That’s how I think and talk a lot of the time, when I’m talking as I think.

This video is long, and the direct references might go over the heads of the majority of the population, but it’s genuine in what he’s saying. (Sidenote: so glad I stopped reading Lifehacker months ago.)

In a way I’m not sure if I want to buy a book or listen to someone that’s a more genuine form of self-help. Is it any different? I want to say yes, only if they make you question what you are doing instead of telling you what to do. Is that all that it depends on?

I’m not sure if I’m just stumbling on more of what I try to do lately, but deliberateness and consciousness are incredible things. I love those words. Everything that I do needs more of these words. What am I doing if what I’m doing isn’t deliberate and conscious?