The Other I

May 31, 2011

Life solutions for dummies

Filed under: Just Stuff,Survival Strategies — theotheri @ 2:51 pm

One of the very earliest solutions I learned to solving computer problems was the advice to “Turn Off Computer and Reboot.”  I have found that it’s a kind of “System Restore Command  for Dummies.”

It’s a little late in life, but I have now discovered a similar solution for life’s problems:  Walk Away.  It is amazing the number of problems for which this works.  And it works for the most extraordinary number of different kinds of conundrums.  These days if  I don’t know how to respond to an email, how to get the ice-maker working, where to find my lost reading glasses, I walk away, and lo and behold, the answer just seems to emerge fully formed hours or days later.

It’s even working for figuring out my new-fangled cell phone.

I mean, it is a seriously useful Solution of Dummies.


  1. Sage advice, in one so young at heart. Tried it and it actually works. I think your purpose for being here is simplifying life to its essence, and by extension the world, and ultimately the universe. Big job, but I think you are up it. I hope this missive finds you well. You are desperately needed to show the the rest of us the way.


    Comment by Graham — June 5, 2011 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

    • I have this terrible suspicion that your description of my mission in life actually resembles what I thought it was for the first two and half decades of my life.

      Great to hear from you. I hope you, too, are well.


      Comment by Terry Sissons — June 6, 2011 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

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