Tuesday, December 13, 2005
It was little over a year ago that I started this randomly documented collection of thoughts. All good things must come to an end, and, somehow, a year and the month of December seem to be, for this kind of thing, particularly fitting.
I don't know what statement of finality should accompany occasions such as this. Reflecting on the past in a bittersweet reminiscence of nostalgia is always foolish unless you have something truly profound and revolutionary to say. Perhaps instead, signing off on a note of hope, passing on the torch to younger generations, seems to be just about the appropriate and poetic (for isn't the whole point in life to be able to see the poetry of things?) thing to do, so that then my end....becomes a new beginning.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Heh. I quantum-tunnelled my way into a co-worker's cube the other day.
Boss walks in, hears me talking, asks: "Where are you, I can hear you, but I can't see you?"
(I was actually under the desk, switching the monitor connection between 2 computers).
As I rose up from under the desk all I had to do was say: "That's because I hadn't fully materialized yet."
And then Boss (he's a smart one!) says: "Ah, of course! Quantum tunnelling!!"
I tell you man, me and quantum physics, we mix in very strange ways.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Oh, and the other day I also thought:
To womever doofus came up with the saying: "Trust is earned."
I say: "No, trust is given."
Friday, December 02, 2005
Hmm....when the holiday season comes, I tend to wax philosophical.
Yesterday I was reading a book, when it suddenly occured to me, you know the age old question: "Why are we here?", "What is our purpose in life?", etc. etc. that has been answered, throughout the ages, depending on religion, country and culture, with various and sundry answers such as:
A: "To do what God's will is." (religious fanaticism approach)
B: "To experience life's pleasures." (hedonistic approach)
C: "Who knows?" (clueless approach)
D: "Who cares? Figure it out for yourself!" (existentialist approach)
E: "It doesn't matter." (nihilistic approach)
F: "Whomever dies with the most toys wins." (80's approach)
G: "To help the needy and underpriviledged." (liberal, peace-corps granola approach)
H: "To become immortal via win the Nobel prize/write the niftiest play/invent the coolest microchip." (delusions of grandeur approach)
I: "To be happy." (illusionary approach)
J: "To spread our genes." (scientific approach)
K: "To spread our memes." (sociological approach)
L: "Life is short and the question complicated." (sophistic approach)
etc. etc. etc?
Well, you know what comes next, right? I get to inflict upon the unfortunate reader my answer of the moment. Cool huh? (Blogger privilege. Are you jealous? ;P).
Yesterday I thought: "Perhaps the whole point in life is to bring to this world children that are truly loved, and nothing more."
(And the cool thing is, they don't even have to be your own children)