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Not Next Actions

What do you do with things that don't really need to be done right away? They're definitely not next actions, but they're not quite ARE Someday/Maybes. Or maybe they ARE Someday/Maybes and I don't know it yet. Sometimes I feel like they fall somewhere in between; they're more half-baked ideas of things I'd like to do but don't really have the time, need, or tools or environment to do them.

What do you do with such things?

Also, does GTD create too much of a tendency to box everything into various categories, a very Western and Aristotelean tendency?

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Well, a lot of them...

Well, a lot of them are projects I'd like to do someday, like design typefaces based on both grandmothers' handwriting.

So would that go in the Someday/Maybe category? Or stuff to incubate for a while?




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