I've clipped out a lot to address just the points I want to comment on:
Originally Posted by goncalomata
Actually in my case hardly any projects ever really disappear. Life does change, the details of the projects may change a bit but the core ideas/needs haven't changed much in over 50 years. So I like having the large population of stuff available. In farming many things you do cover generations so it's not unreasonable to have a project that spans several decades or even several lifetimes.
Book reading was probably not the best example to use for me I do track my books read and I typically read around 100 a year or so. However I do agree that I can dump books that I am not interested in part way through if I decide to. I rarely do that, kindle's get samples has allowed me to winnow hundreds of books off the possible read list quickly and only save to my wish list those that are worth a second look.
For me the great life is now. I am living the dream, to quote a tweeting farming friend of mine from the UK. Sure it's hard work and can be heartbreaking (He was trying to dig sheep out of a blizzard and also dead ponies on Snowdonia this spring) but it is also rewarding. GTD supports my life as it is and it's the life I want to live. Completing projects that are important to me is part of what makes this a great life so GTD supports me.
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