On Organization. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


On Organization. . . 


Whether it be thoughts, places or the many other things that can come to my mind, the topic of organization is one that cannot always be so neatly arranged, assembled and classified.  

Each of us may have a fool-proof system that works for us.  And the “us” component is important to remember  as we sort out the category.  Neat and orderly?  Not always, right?  


As you might imagine quotes on the subject have influences found from a variety of sources.   Politics and Religion seem to dominate quotes so I will avoid(mostly) “going there”.  


Science is organized knowledge.  Wisdom is organized life.  

Immanuel Kant  

Okay, I understand how the topic of science has 

entered worlds beyond the study.  So this one is sure to rile a few more feathers.  


Atheism is a non-prophet organization.  

George Carlin    


I guess I could(okay, I actually did) find some others but it’s good to know when to leave. So - Buh-Bye for now.


Posted:  July 13, 2021

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.    

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (33)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - those sellers who believe prospective buyers can see "beyond" are sadly mistaken.


Nina Hollander, Broker - while I wasn't previously aware of that particular quote by Mrs. Roosevelt, some of her words are quite memorable to me. 



Sham Reddy CRS - thank you the comment and for stopping by today.


Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog - I hope your Tuesday is TacoTerrific.  






Jul 13, 2021 08:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wayne Martin - I think so too.


Kat Palmiotti - I can understand those mixed emotions.


Brian England - I do remember(not that far in the past but definitely not yesterday) picking up my short(desk high) empty file cabinet.  Again, it was in the past.


Ron and Alexandra Seigel - while I attempt to be and stay aware, I know I have the ability to ruffle feathers, I try to be mindful but there are things that seem to slip.







Jul 13, 2021 08:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - pondering has no boundaries.


Joan Cox - congratulations on the new listing.  That's an excellent excuse for a bit of desk disarray.  


Roy Kelley - if it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium.  Does anyone remember that film?  I recall the title but not much about the plot.


Rocky Dickerson - he definitely went beyond those "seven words you can't say on television".



Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - finding what works best for you is an excellent accomplishment if you ask me.  







Jul 13, 2021 08:58 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael - two types of organization come to mind with me.  I love working in organizational development, however, I certainly should be more organized.

Jul 13, 2021 09:01 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Michael Jacobs - I've owned birds for 35 years so I understand ruffled feathers.  My one feathered friend is 28 ... he spends a lot of time organizing his feathers ... preening. 

I live a highly organized life. A place for everything and everything in its place! That was from my Dad. 

Jul 13, 2021 11:46 AM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

This is a topic that overwhelms some people.  I tend to stay organized as a learned habit.  Otherwise I would go crazy trying to find things.  

Jul 13, 2021 01:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Grant Schneider - two distinctive fields but closely related.


Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - preening while pondering perhaps pontificating per chance.


Trish Cole - while minimizing crazy-making activities is a good thing, I doubt we can eliminate all forms because it is soooo abundant.  

Jul 13, 2021 02:14 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- there are times when I've been so organized that I could not find what I needed. 

Jul 13, 2021 02:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

I'm a strange animal (which I know you know it already).  When it comes to work I'm very organized, otherwise not so much.

Jul 14, 2021 12:37 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"Science is organized knowledge.  Wisdom is organized life."

I love that quote, Michael!

Jul 14, 2021 01:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - ah yes, that makes sense.  Kinda like I wouldn't put "that" "there" or would I?  


James Dray - a different version of separation anxiety but this time as we compartmentalize aspects of our life.


Myrl Jeffcoat - I like too.  When I saw it on a list of quotes on the subject, I knew I wanted to include it in this post.  I am glad to know it resonates with you as well.  

Jul 14, 2021 07:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Michael.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 14, 2021 08:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - you too and I hope the birthday month celebrations for Dolores are continuing. . .  

Jul 14, 2021 09:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - the mere thought of organization can drive me crazy or composed. It could be in reference to ones upbringing, a relationship, school, corporation, home, vehicle, business, religion or politics. Depending on age and memories organization can require therapy or comic relief. The best time to laugh is after its over.  


In real estate, it can be easier for some to preach to sellers all the reasons why organization matters and how important it is to declutter. But I have been in many real estate agents homes, inside their offices, or a Broker's Office and was appalled at how unorganized they are! Dirty cars with piles of stuff on the backseat makes me sicker than seasick.


There are many benefits to be organized and there are many reasons why people get divorced because one person is too organized. People get fired for not being organized. Productivity fails when there is no organization. The reasons for and against organized are endless. 

Jul 14, 2021 01:09 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love any and all things to do with organizing.

Great quote choices, I really like George Carlin's take.

Jul 15, 2021 12:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there are those who thrive on chaos while others can become ill with just a suggestion of it.  "It" however it is defined varies greatly from person to person.  Thank you for the thoughtful comment.


Sharon Tara - I think my introduction to him was his Hippy Dippy Weather Forecast routine.  

Jul 15, 2021 03:19 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, some have a hard time with organization.   I have a hard time with myself when I cannot find something, as everything has its own place.

Jul 23, 2021 07:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - "a place for every thing and everything in its place".  I don't like it when things are not in order - or at least how I consider order.  😃

Jul 23, 2021 08:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I just had a memory of a day one of my teenaged daughters visited my office while I was out showing property.  She decided to clean and organize my desk.  In those days, I kept copious amounts of notes on Postit Notes.  My daughter's fastidiousness almost put me out of business for a couple of weeks!

Sep 16, 2021 04:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Myrl Jeffcoat - what is organized for one can be considered chaos by another.  

Sep 16, 2021 04:39 AM