This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” — Click and read, click and join in! Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “information.” Use it as your theme or use the word itself – it’s all up to you. Enjoy!
So, today when I read Linda’s prompt, being the nerdy girl that I am, I thought of 14 CFR §91.103, that is, “Title 14 of the Federal Code of Regulations, Chapter 1, subchapter F, Part 91, subpart B, §91.103” This little piece of government-ese is familiarly known to pilots as “Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations” or the FAR’s. I thought of it because it tells me that, “Each pilot in command shall, before beginning a flight, become familiar with all available information concerning that flight.”
Great idea! Now, read that again…”all available information.” Is that even possible?? ALL available information. Luckily for me, they go on to list what “all available information” must include, and it turns out that it’s actually reasonable 🙂
I wonder what would happen, though, if in general, people started trying to be familiar with “all available information” about all of their actions before beginning them? Before beginning a project at my house, if I was familiar with “all available information” on the process, would I still begin it?
Would I still check the box for “Shall John Smith be retained in office as Judge of the Appellate Court, First Judicial District?”…if I was familiar with “all available information about John Smith and how he has affected life in the First Judicial District?
Before making that snide comment about a stranger, what if I was familiar with “all available information” about that person? Would I still make the comment?
If I had been familiar with “all available information” about the current mechanical state of the car that I rented in Ireland, would I still have had a flat tire….errr…”TYRE” ?
Anyway, that’s the first thing I thought about. The second thing that popped into my head was this song from the early 80’s. It’s still an awesome song 🙂
Truly, it isn’t possible to be familiar with “ALL” available information. There is just too much information available these days! It’s amazing that any of us can concentrate on any one thing long enough to even post a simple