Haiku H091

Studying egonomics 
To make choices in
Life economics




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Egonomics is a concept in self-management where you want conflicting things and have to decide which one will win out. If you think of it as your different selves that want different things, like splurging on ice cream and losing weight, then one self will have to be bigger than the other. Or more likely in self-management, one self will have to convince the other self its desires are not in the best interest for you.

For me, egonomics often actually involve ego in the more traditional sense of the word, and pride. The two differ to me in that the latter is justifiable, especially for things I’d have to do or not put up with. In the situation about which I speak in this haiku, money is involved. In other words, how much money would I need to put up with some things in life? Or how much would I be willing to let go for the sake of pride not to have to be associated with some things / people currently part of my life?

I think I have answers. 🙂

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.


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