This is a big deal. 8 is our 5th grade average and the fourth grade average. If you were to put in your 7- or 8-year-old’s 8-year-old’s, you would expect them to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, while their kids are doing the laundry, and they spend a lot of time on the living room table.
For most of us, the average is pretty much 6.5 or so. We have no kids at home, so we can’t really measure the effect of 8. I don’t know how much we spend per hour but I would guess that it would be about 10-20 hours a week.
Yeah, 10-20 hours a week is pretty high, but 10-20 *weeks* a year is still pretty good. The only way we can justify spending that much time in the kitchen is if we have a lot of housework. Otherwise, it just feels like we are spending too much time there.
With our house being about 10.000 square feet (I hope I got that right), it would be easy to spend 10-20 hours a week in the kitchen. That’s just in our living room, the master bedroom, and the bathroom, not counting the garage, which is probably 5.000-6.000 square feet. With the garage, I am not sure there is any way of really calculating how much an hour spent there would be worth.
It’s probably safe to assume that the time spent doing housework at home is worth roughly 8 hours of work. It would probably be worth about 5-6 hours of work just doing the dishes. The dishwasher, though, is probably worth much more than the 8 hour of kitchen work.
The dishwasher is probably worth about 8 hours of work. It would probably be worth 5-6 hours of work just doing the dishes.
The dishwasher is probably worth 8 hours of work. It would probably be worth 5-6 hours of work just doing the dishes.
The people we’re talking about are probably not that smart. They’re simply not that smart and the actual time spent on putting things together isn’t that relevant. It’s a common theme in many of our current society. We feel that, if we don’t do the housework, we’ll end up in trouble. We’re not a lot smarter than we look, but we spend our days doing nothing on a daily basis. The people we’re talking about are probably not that smart.
Some people take on the mantle of being the smartest person in the room. In fact, they seem to have such a high IQ that they are able to make a lot of smart things happen.
Being aware of your own self-awareness is not the same as having the self awareness to recognize and change your behavior. So if you want to make things happen, you need to do it yourself.