Monday, August 08, 2005
About being organized and learning shas.
It just occurred to me that I have so many books on Yiddishkeit (bookshelves worth), that there are so many I have yet to read. Apart from the fact that I get bored reading about even the coolest Chassidic concept, I have always had the goal to get through shas (all of the Gemaras / Oral Torah). Yet I haven't opened up a book in weeks. Shame on me.
Instead of worrying about all the mental issues that I sincerely feel at this point that I am making up in my head because I am too lazy to get to work, I feel that perhaps my time would be better spent getting on with my life. I have some major goals which have not yet been fulfilled. 1) Learning all the mishnas. 2) Getting through all the gemaras. 3) Finishing something simple like the kitzur shulchan auruch books, among the many others I've purchased. There are also so many maimarim and sichos of Chassidus that I have not yet learned.
I am also going through an audio set on Huna (Hawaiian mysticism) which has always been a fascinating metascience topic that I've enjoyed learning and experimenting with.
Lastly, I must have assumed the role of a tornado because my room looks terrible. Funny enough, last Shabbos it was spotless. I should clean it up again. The problem is that there are no closets in my house (my dad felt they weren't necessary when he was building it), so I am relying on survival tactics for keeping my clothes in order. No sweat. This is all about being organized.