This post is a long one, so I’m not going to get into too much detail here. But I will say that I’ve been a fan of “post reference accounting” for years. I love the idea that it has become a standard and universal way of accounting for a variety of things.
It has become so easy to have a system for accounting for everything. For example I have a system for the amount of money I spend on food. When I go to a restaurant, I have a system for how much money I spend on food. It doesn’t matter if I’m eating out or eating at home, I will have my total spending.
And just like with any other accounting method, there is a lot more to it than that. The more you can track and measure, the more accurate and powerful the system becomes.
A system for accounting (or not) is a system for tracking and monitoring your spending. A system that is not accurate enough can be an issue. The only way to actually know if something is wrong is to experience it yourself. If you’re spending too many dollars on an item that you know you shouldn’t, just go buy something else.
A good example of the power of accounting is in the case of “Climb down”, a phrase that refers to the actions of a climber. It’s a great metaphor in the video game. You don’t even have to be a climber. You just have to know that there’s nothing wrong with you. A climber who is not a climber actually takes the action of climbing down. When you see the bottom, you know that you’re climbing down.
Just having a real compass is one of the most important things you can do to make your life a bit easier for yourself and your family. In the case of Climb down, your goal is to get a better sense of where you can go when you get there. If you want to do all the climbing, you have to know where you can go when you get there. You also have to be physically able to walk down the beach without being on top of you.
So you would think that knowing how far you can get when you climb down would be critical for determining where you can go when you get there. But you would be wrong. The only way to determine where you can go when you get there is to know where you are.
As it turns out, there are ways to determine where you are. For example, if you know your house is in the woods, you are in the woods. If you know you have a boat in the backyard (at least you would think you would know), you are on the water. If you know you have a pool in your backyard, you are in the swimming pool. If you know you can go to the beach and swim in the ocean, you are in the ocean.
If you try to tell whether your house is in the woods, the answer is probably yes. Most people have a general idea of where they are because most of them have been there before. That’s true of me too, or at least that’s the general idea of most people who have been there before. But if you know you are in the woods your best bet is to ask your dog.
There are some excellent books out there that show you how to do a proper accounting of what’s going on in the world.