It’s well-known that being able to take a complicated subject or a long story and distill it down to the basic elements – in order not to waste people’s time – is a good skill to know and something you should always try to do. People are busy, and if you’re not a very good storyteller or speaker, you will just end up bored. Thus, the Dude’s sign rings true to us.
Distill the story down first, and then if they want more information or are more interested, you can add details. The rule of thumb is to start with a short story. Shorter is better when it comes to stories, usually.
And We Know You'll Be Back
Many people are leaving social media for one reason or another these days. Maybe they don't like the changes to their favorite platforms, or maybe they've realized it's a detriment to their mental health. Some people are so tied into their online lives that they find it necessary to tell people they're leaving.
Maybe if you're a big name, like a famous artist, sure, but most people, however, don't need to do such a thing. They can just go. Some people may wonder where you've gone, but they'll just realize you're off living your best life away from screens, which was God's initial intention.
Netflix Seasons or Network TV Seasons?
Because none of us just don't think either is all that possible. Let's say a Netflix season is ten episodes at forty-five minutes each. That means a season is at least seven hours, but it could be as many as ten. If you wanted to watch five seasons in a day, you'd need three screens!
It's even worse for network TV – let's estimate twenty-two episodes at twenty minutes each, and that's being generous. That's still more than seven hours, which means you'd be lucky if you got through three in a day. Sorry, Dude, we just don't think this is possible.
We'll Take It Up With the Sun
Yeah? And? What are we supposed to do about it? You're either asking us to try and change a fundamental element of how the solar system works, or you're asking us to shift a millennia-long format for the week. Or you just want Mondays off, which we guess we can get on board with. Still, even if that sounds nice, it's going to be a big change for the world to take on.
Some companies have tried going to a four-day week by giving people more hours Monday-Thursday, but it's been a mixed bag. Also, in the winter, you never get to see the sun.
Maybe You Should Be on Time, Then, Dude
Being punctual is a mark of respect for others. You don't keep them waiting too long, especially if it's past the stated start time of an event. If it's something like a Zoom call, then you don't even have to drive there, you just have to sit in front of your computer with hair that looks halfway decent and a shirt that doesn't have any stains or holes in it.
You could even do it from your phone. It's not that hard, man. Sure, give people a little bit of leeway, but punctuality is a virtue. Don't you sometimes wish we could go back to the 1980s?