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Made a list of things what I would or want to do in my free time. The list grew to 17 items.

On the bright side, I probably won't suffer retirement depression.

Realistically, this is grossly unsustainable. Simply looping through each item a day means each "hobby" gets done only twice a month.

@vgr how is your playflow framework coming along?

@ykgoon Unsustainable in that it's not fast enough progress on the many things you wish to do?

@bkam more like too many things, too little time.

And most of them don't have an end-state (infinite games), that's what make it unsustainable.

@ykgoon I have a similar problem but it's more with the depth of each domain rather than the number. I'm trying to read some fiction, some non-fiction, some poetry, and listen to an album every day. But it's slow progress, and the lists get longer as I go.

@bkam I feel you. It's a total first world problem, but there's a sense of dread from this over-ambition (if that's the right characterisation).

No matter how well you tackle each item, there is still despair over what's not done.

@ykgoon In my teens I had a to-watch list. It seemed so long I would never get to the bottom of it. But I found that as I watched more stuff, and my mental library of titles and genres grew, quite a few titles fell off the list. Either they didn't seem so interesting on second thought to an older me, or they were no longer relevant to older me, or they became mere academic interests, "for when I have the time".

I eventually finished that list, right about the time I rediscovered books ...

@ykgoon I manage by trying only M number of things at any point, and swapping things out when it starts to feel "dry", like an event loop

@kureshii I like the seasonal swapping idea.

Some things have to sacrifice invariably. I'm looking for the trick to make peace with missing out.

@ykgoon I think about building the narrative tree, i.e. how I'd "explain myself" to others. Why did pursue X, or study Y, over trying Z? Projects pursued in isolation don't stick narratively at the end of other projects, and generally don't sustain themselves.

The trick is I don't actually explain myself to others, usually these simulated others are just proxies I use to justify projects to myself. Whatever helps me stick to finishing a few projects instead of having too many open projects :)

@ykgoon it’s not an active project so much as a standing appointment with an idea 🙂

@vgr it has legs, keep at it.

I'm now trying to do mine in such a way that it harmonizes my multiple split personalities (I call them prototypes), where everyone gets their share of their time-pie.

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