When are you qualified?
How do you know when you are not qualified?
If you're not qualified, is that a crime? (Yes)
What should you be qualified in?
Do you have the time to become qualified?
How much time does it take?
How do I do it?
When do I graduate?
WHEN ARE YOU QUALIFIED?
When are you qualified for:
Living life happily?
Being a parent?
Being a partner?
Being effective in life's requirements?
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED?
Just as the famed Dr. Oz puts people in front of the Truth Tube for physical measures, each of us will only have the answer when we go in front of the Truth Tube in each area of life.
Results don't lie. Rationalizations, denials, and misestimations don't tell the truth.
So, it's obvious what we should base our conclusions on, though few people do.
It's the results that we must look to.
If you're fat, you're fat - and you are not doing what is workable. You're not knowledgeable enough to swing things over to being healthily slim.
No opinions count. Only facts count.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE QUALIFIED?
Basically, you're qualified when you know enough to achieve the desired results. You're not qualified if you've just learned from life at random - that is never, ever, ever enough, though many argue for it. Many say that is just part of life and there's no time for it. No, that's a lie, as there is plenty of time to devote to something with such high returns for your time.
For instance, being a nice, well-intending parent doesn't make up for the damage to the child resulting from your ignorance. When I ask "Well, do you know what to do at the various ages for children to develop, such as in the Eriksonian Stages of Child Development?" The answer "No, but I love my children very much and am doing my best for them" is not "enough". We need to have ourselves get to the level of "enough". It makes no sense to choose to operate below "enough."
IF YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED, IS THAT A CRIME?
Yes, it is, maybe not of the intentional type, but still as much of a crime as manslaughter due to ignorance. Except in this case you're killing a life or robbing oneself or others of what you and they could have in life.
In my book, that's a crime! Not just a pity, but a crime, as it actually steals something.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE QUALIFIED IN?
You should be qualified to be able to achieve whatever is important to you.
Just list what is important to you and then go down the list and become qualified. Basically, you'd say what do I want, ultimately? My list would look something like this:
To be happy
To be adequately fed and comfortably sheltered
To be healthy and feel physically good
To feel confident of the future being ok, to feel safe
To fully express my talents, abilities, interests
To highly benefit my children
To highly benefit my spouse
To live life effectively, and to have a sense of efficacy/power
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO BECOME QUALIFIED?
Is there enough time to learn these effectively?
The only question is whether you will choose it.
Our objective here is to have you become knowledgeable enough that you will be qualified to make the right choice. (I think you'd agree that ignorance will not lead one to make the right choice.
So, we'll deal with the two variables involved: what are the payoffs and what are the costs. And do they "net" out, after subtracting one from the other with a high net payoff?
The answer is a resounding yes, it is the best possible thing you can do with your time. But you need to know that that is true and not just some person's opinion.
To accomplish all of those items in the list above, it will take initially 2,000 hours over approximately 4 years, if you follow a systematic process. Is that worth it? 2,000 hours to dramatically alter your experience of life for 233,600 hours (16 hours time 40 years). Let's see now...that is about 1%. And while you are engaged in the 2,000 hours, you will actually feel happier, especially as it builds!
There will be some maintenance time each year, diminishing over time. That will be about 100-200 hours - or 4 to 8 times the normal TV watching time per week. Or it'll be 2 to 4 hours per week.
Ideally, we'd have a university program. But, for now, you follow the related programs to what you want - they are all on this site. (Use the search engine or the detailed contents/links in each section.)
WHEN DO I GRADUATE?
You graduate when you pass the exit exams, which consist of tests and measures.
There will be some "factual" data that needs to be known (learned).
There will be some "I feel good about this consistently in my life" authentic declarations-to-self requirements.
There will be some measurable results required, as that is the ultimate test. An example is that you'll meet the health measures such as blood pressure, weight, and stamina.
Then you'll receive you Life Management Mastery Degree.