Hello everyone! It’s day three of me being a host for Bookending Spring and I’m clutching for dear life because I don’t want to let go. I like this too much! Ahem, I clearly need help
Today’s topic is one that we can hold an intense discussion on and whatever your stance may be, remember both organisation and unorganisation is important in life and people leaning to either of the two sides are perfectly valid 🙂
TODAY’S BOOKENDING SPRING PROMPT
Unorganisation: The Bane of our Existence…Or Not
So since the age of dinosaurs organisation has been held at the highest level with the most revered dinos planning out and sorting the different kinds of humans to eat.
Okay, maybe that’s not true.
But still, since the longest of times organisation has been seen as a quality to be admired and encouraged in children, students, adults and the aged alike. Organised individuals command respect and are considered superior and more successful whereas unorganised people are mocked and taunted or simply asked to mend their ways or else perish. Too much of an ego boost?
However, recently we have begun to see things in a different light, especially when it come to this particular topic. Disorganised individuals are finally fighting against the elite organised ones and proving that maybe being a bit messy isn’t the worst thing; they don’t have to change themselves and turn into punctual neat freaks.
It has been scientifically proven that disorganised individuals aren’t lazy or unproductive but bold and spontaneous and in most cases rank much higher on the creativity and intelligence scale when compared to organised individuals.
“Mess isn’t necessarily the absence of order. A messy desk can be a highly effective prioritizing and accessing system. On a messy desk, the more important, urgent work tends to stay close by and near the top of the clutter, while the safely ignorable stuff tends to get buried to the bottom or near the back, which makes perfect sense.”
– Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman
Additionally, unorganised people often have a wide array of interests. You may find them running a book blog and holding a part time job while simultaneously participating in competitive sports and trying to write a song. When life is that hectic even an organised person is bound to become lax and let things go to chaos so lets not belittle the unorganised ones.
These people are just wired differently, not wrongly. Disorganized people don’t think in straight lines—one solution for one problem, they are not left-brained. Their right brain takes in everything at once and lets all of the ideas bounce off of one another in the mind, like a hyperactive child jumping on a trampoline. And that’s how they stumble upon innovative ideas that on working upon can make them reach great heights of success! You can take a look at Einstein, Twain or Zuckerberg, all of whom possessed and advertised a messy desk. When Einstein died a photographer shot some pictures of his desk which was so cluttered that not even an inch could be found that was not covered by paper.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?
– Albert Einstein
Sure these individuals may lose track of time and turn up late at an important meeting or have difficulty focusing on certain tasks but this doesn’t make them underdogs. They cover up this lapse with their other creative abilities and high levels of intelligence. And let’s not forget no matter how perfect organised individuals are portrayed to be they have their flaws too, like easily succumbing to pressure and anxiety.
Also, I’m not saying that everything should be pitch black and pure white. Disorganised people need to be at least a little organised at certain basic levels and organised people need to let a few things go and loosen up. It’s the mix and match that works best for the society 🙂