This lizard posed in the perfect way for this post. I’ve heard about the lizard brain and about survival. I know where the lizard is in this tree, but there might be some who would not see it.
I don’t know much details about that concept of the lizard brain. But this made me think that when it comes to survival, there isn’t time to think. You have to just act.
How many times have I considered too much the past or the future when making a decision. How many times too much logic makes me feel like it’s no longer a human matter.
In closing, I’ll leave this quote from Star Wars: “Feel, don’t think!”
I received an email from Microsoft/Skype today about the importance of upgrading Skype and how they will stop support for certain versions.
This gave me some inspiration as to write this post. Because, do upgrades always matter?
A while ago I read an article about how Microsoft (and I guess pretty much any software company these days), was using sort of a strategy to push its users to continuously upgrade by discontinuing support.
The point that was made was that, someone with basic needs for an operating system or computer needs in general for that matter, didn’t necessarily have to always buy/upgrade to the latest software version.
I’ve also seen constantly the push for upgrading my iOS software and even the content management system that I mostly use (WordPress) with vulnerability or security issues.
Now that these days everything is the cloud and we rely so much in the internet to do just about anything, it is very important to upgrade.
But for me, the questions remain:
- How much of new technology did we really need? Or better yet, do we really use?
- Is there a hidden strategy that companies know that works when pushing upgrades and renewing fees and charges for services/products?
- Have we become so used to buying software and online services just as it has happened with material consumerism?
Whether upgrades are good or bad, necessary or unnecessary, the idea of perpetual upgrades still continues to trigger some thoughts to ponder.
There is something about this time lapse video that I love:
Quality over quantity is going to be soon the (only) way to be. I dare to say that everyone is trying to maximize and scale and grow. A result of the industrial revolution over these past years, as I call it. Quality is the key, and when I find people doing this, I can’t help but applaud that approach as well as many other things that I was able to listen in this podcast episode.
I prefer to take one at a time so I can focus fully on you and your mission.
It’s been a couple of years now since I found The Good Life Project. I’ve seen some interesting interviews here and there. The value I am getting out of this podcast has been surprising me. But perhaps more importantly, I find myself reflecting on how much I resonate with a lot of the things that are said. It is an interesting connection and I am sure I will go back to this post and listen to this again later in the future.