This is assuming:
1) that you know yourself better than anyone else knows you
b) no two people know opposite things about you (ie: one person thinks
you're too cheap, another that you're too extravagant.) And don't give me
that "reality vs. opinion" schtick, because they are one in the same.
And i won't even touch the subject of how we lie to ourselves about our own
In other words, you can't accurately plan for information without taking
into account disinformation -- that given to you by others, that you give
others, and that you give yourself.
****** "His narrative style was like parallel parking on a busy street:
he proceeded in fits and starts, backed up, edged forward, backed up, while
other ideas zoomed past close at hand."
- Melissa Fay Greene