This week's topic was suggested by Ramana. Effectiveness - the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result; success.
These days they seem to call these things "metrics". You measure the effectiveness of something by checking its metrics.
So how effective has your life been? That depends on the metrics you value. Money in the bank? Successful marriage? Successful kids? Good friends?
The metrics you pick matter because happiness does not always equate with good metrics - I know lot of unhappy people with fat bank accounts. I know very few unhappy people that have successful marriages or happy kids. And most happy people I know have what they consider good friends.
I suppose it is natural at this stage of life - the circling the drain stage - to reflect on one's life and offer some conclusions as to whether or not that life has been effective. Will you be leaving the world a better place than it would be without your presence? Sorry folks - I am not interested in public exposure of my life. Those who know me well have a clear notion of what I think.
That is it for this weeks topic. It frankly proved more personal than I expected. Be sure to touch base with my LBC cohorts to see what they have to say.