According to the theory…
- principle: 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes
- economy: 80% of income in Italy went to 20% of the population
- business: 80% of sales comes from 20% of clients (and conversely, 80% of the work comes from the bottom 20% of sales)
My personal interpretation…
- personal: 80% of the joy in life come from 20% of the people and experiences in life
I’m working very hard to spend more time (as a business owner, as a friend, and as a member of a family of two) with those people doing those tasks which are currently only 20% of my time, but are 80% of my joy. While I realize, if the theory holds true, that I’m only shifting my happiness, I also see how that happiness increases. Even if it’s only 20% of my life, it’s a better quality than before.
In recent months, I have cut several things loose from my life. I’ve quit organizations, I’ve stopped volunteering for any entity with more drama than fun. I’ve cut back on virtually everything in my life.
We’ll see if it works for me.
 Interestingly, gay chartity work is one of the only groups I held on to. Talk about blowing stereotypes!