Yesterday, I reminded myself that I am a human being not a human doing. Not a new commitment for me. But then I wondered, if I'm not a human doing why do I make so many to do lists and not a single to be list?
A to be list.
Like a Rule of Life.
A check in on the principals that I want to guide my life.
These wouldn't be items to check off, so much as direction markers.
If, for example, I believe community is an integral part I education, is it okay for me as a prof to not build that into my course?
If, for example, I have a fundamental commitment to living a healthy life, what does this mean for my eating habits (or lack thereof) thanksgiving through New Years?
I'm not sure how to go about writing and refining such a To Be list, but I do think having one would be a good thing.
Do you have something like a To Be list?