Life is very complex. There are so many things to take care of in the course of the day. Imagine, however, if there was no semblance of order to our day. Upon waking one morning, we would see our clothes strewn across the floor, books and papers piled up everywhere, without arrangement or purpose. In addition, since there would be no plan for the day, we would not know what to do first. When we did take an action, it would be out of sequence - e.g. we might dress before we showered, or have our breakfast before brushing our teeth ...
Except for the silly example given about showering & backwards one about brushing teeth, that is pretty much exactly how my life is...except I don't wake up in the morning...I wake up when I damn well please, go to sleep when I please, and sleep as long or as little as I want or need. I do what I want when I want.
You could replace that absurd example of 'out of sequence' with my eating habits. I have no sense of what is considered 'breakfast food' or 'dinner food', for example...or even labeling meals as such things.
But what I want to know is why does living like this have to be considered a bad thing? What if it works for some people? What if having a structured life brings misery to some?
Does anybody besides me believe in organized chaos?
What is so bad about piles of papers all over if you know what is in each pile and can quickly find what you want & need? Would it be better to 'put it all away' and then not be able to make sense of anything later and not be able to find what you need? Or worse...forget something because it wasn't within sight reminding you of its existence?
Just like there are people that get lost in a mess, I think there are people that lost in neatness, too.
From experience I can also tell you that other people's neatness is very disturbing to me....it can make me feel very uncomfortable...almost claustrophobic in the wide open spaces of their neatness. I am usually glad to come home to the cozy comfort of my clutter.
Over the years we have seen that serious attempt to raise the level of cleanliness in our environment will not only produce physically pleasing results, but is also likely to attract sudden good fortune – in the form of more money, sales, opportunity, and other positive benefits. For example, one man got down on his hands and knees one day to clean out the grit and grime in his refrigerator. At the very instant he rose from that effort, he received a call notifying him that he had just secured several months of new work -- when only a moment earlier he had nothing scheduled for the future.
I seriously doubt one thing had anything to do with the other.