101-in-1001 put on ice

As some of you might have noticed, I have not said very much about progress on the tasks on my 101-in-1001 list. The reason for this is that I decided to abandon the list a few months ago, but for some reason, I forgot to write about it here. The reason I have decided not to complete the list on time is that here in Taiwan, I feel that I ought to take this wonderful opportunity and learn as much Chinese as I can. Focusing on the list would mean that I have less time to learn the language here and, to be honest, that would be stupid. To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

However, this does not mean that I regard the items on the list as undesirable, but it does mean that I have not even tried to complete many of them on time. I will still complete them, of course, just not now when I feel I have more urgent projects jockeying for my attention, time and energy. Also, the 101-in-1001 list will be replaced by something else very shortly, even though most of the tasks left will be transferred to the new system. I intend to present this new way of planning things on New Year’s Eve, so stay tuned.


  1. Martin’s avatar

    Typ likadant som jag då. :)


  2. Anders Hällzon’s avatar

    Samma här med. Förutom att jag och Martin inte har en Taiwanresa att skylla på.


  3. Martin’s avatar

    Jag skyller på serverkrasch. :D