(not) Giving Up
It seems that in everything I have ever read, the human spirit is the ability to keep going. To always work past the bad, even if it’s still affecting you.
I find it curious that so much of our (human) literature embodies this. Stories and art tend to reflect something in the people or cultures that create them. That being observed, what does it say that there is such a large presence of the idea of never giving up? More over, it seems that in most cases I have observed, it isn’t to the end of some incredible goal. No, rather it seems to be tenacity in the face of ordinary problems and mistakes.
Is life and existence really so hard that continuing is an achievement? Or is it a temptation of quitting? Is a desire to stop a commonality among humans? Is it an insignificant reassurance?
I don’t know.
However, it does seem that most of humanity would agree that an individual should always keep moving forward.
A Guide to Being a Relatively Not-Bad Person.
Step 1. Live Life
Step 2. If you are inclined to act in a manner that would be disrespectful, ignorant, rude, malicious, or even callous, don’t.
Step 3. Rinse and repeat.
History may be written by the victors, but they still have to mention those that lost.
Earth is a bit like one big organism isn’t it?
A huge eco/geo/climate system that makes up our little rock flying through space.
Does that mean if we colonize other planets, that earth had a baby?
Should we eat our old people when they become too weak to work?
When ever I feel that there is too much to do, I make a To Do list. Putting thoughts in order and planning releases the stress. After that, all you have to do is move forward.
Thoughts about the Atmosphere
(I hereby forsake the need to go into exact details about the physics involved)
A lighting-bolt, or better yet a Thunder-bolt (Big-ass Lighting with a REALLY big Boom) is a discharge of electricity from a cloud. This can be inside the cloud, or outside the cloud. when the bolt is discharged, the electricity super-heats the air around it and the air expands at and explosive rate away from the lighting bolt.
Thunder, for my intents and purposes, is a shock wave that occurs when a Lightning Bolt explodes the atmosphere. How amazing is that? It EXPLODES THE ATMOSPHERE!
Now, a Sonic Boom is what happens when an object breaks the sound barrier. Meaning that the object moves faster than the speed of sound, and begins travelling faster than the sound waves it creates. Humans have created machines that can not only carry them through the air, but can also do so faster that the vibrations of the machine’s movement.
Allow me to reiterate: We can go faster than our own damn shock waves!
In conclusion, both the planet and its inhabitants have a tendency to break the atmosphere. That’s pretty damn scary and cool.
Cybermen and Sunglasses
Homo Sapiens are not the only species on Planet Earth that creates and uses tools. However, we are the only species that is reliant, no, dependent on them.
I started thinking about how much of a ludicrous idea the cybermen are; I came to the conclusion that they aren’t at all.
Sunglasses. Sunglasses are an incredibly simple tool/temporary body mod that are use quite often. Now think about all that other things we use all the time. As you read this, at one point I used a computer, internet access, and tumblr to communicate this message to you.
Tools, items, accessories, machines, cosmetics, prosthetic limbs, organ donation, and even clothes, The cybermen aren’t all that far off.
The assimilation starts soon.
Generativity (and stuffs)
I have recently noticed that a friend of mine and myself have developed terminology between ourselves pertaining to different projects and things we make every so often.
We started off using the a simple phrase to help describe what we had to make; a, “reminder post,” is what we refer to it as. Now these particular posts provide far more info than just a reminder, but since the first two or so were, the phrase developed into our normal term for it.
I know it’s a simple thing, but I find it fascinating that our language was able to adaptive and be creative so casually. We could have easily declared a better name for it, but instead it just happened organically.
I wonder how many people speaking the same language have different terms for the same thing.
Le Cliche walking away from sunset in dramatic determined fashion with lens flare.
Alright, so I’m a fan of Supernatural, and I decided to watch Supernatural: the animation. For the most part I can’t say I liked it as much as the original or in general. I probably won’t watch through it again.
However, I did notice one things, I enjoyed seeing a different take on the story and characters. Getting to see the same characters, but in slightly different ways actually gave me a bit of a new perspective on them.
Perspective means a lot.
Thoughts and Language
So, right now I’m typing on a keyboard, and as I do so the words I want to type are said in my mind. I can think things, and when I do It’s like I talk to myself without speaking. I think, in speech, in English,
However, there are other times where it seems I have a thought, or idea, usually a swift or inspired one, and I don’t perceive any language or process.
So, from what I can tell, my mind (and probably other people) is able to process info for everything I need, but anything I a, going to need to communicate has to be transmuted into words.
this concept seems simple, but I find it fascinating to think that I don’t need language to think, but language is the only way for me to record that I don’t need language to think.
I also seems to have a lesser understanding of my thoughts when they aren’t words, but the results of acting on these thoughts show that the brain thoughts were just as well constructed as the word thoughts.
Lastly, considering that humans aren’t born with a language, the brain thoughts are probably the natural state of thoughts.
Pinkie Montoya - NATGIII day 3 by *Whatsapokemon
Yes, just yes for SO many reasons. I would really like to see a Princess Bride reference in MLP; actually, they still haven’t fully explained what happened to Applejack’s parents. Be truthful, who wants to see Applejack avenge the murder of her dead parents? In all honesty that is a terrible idea, but I’m gonna sit and think about it some more anyways :)
Microorganism Voltron Humans
So, just a thought, but aren’t the microorganisms in your body just as much you, as you are? They can helps, hurt us, just swim around us, or a combination, and as such they can affect us.
If a bunch of stomach bacteria give you the best digestion you’ve ever had, you might feel better or be able to eat more. They just influenced your behavior. If influenza causes you to become so sick that you skip work, the flu just influenced your decision.
They may not be human, but they are part of this crazy complex eco-systematic-machine, in which each part has to combine and voltron together to make up the full human body.
You could make a similar argument for external factors, but what separates your little friends from you outside friends is that the microorganisms are self contained and live inside you and with you.
Imagine, if you will, a world in which each adult wears a collar.
The children are raised in perfect safety; in some facility that’s a cross between a boarding school and a prison. Upon graduation they are given their collars, and a remote button.
Each collar is randomly assigned to both its owner and its button. Each person receiving these in no particular pattern. With the press of one’s button, the corresponding collar would explode.A Society in which each person controls the fate of another, but doesn’t know who.
Would we each forsake our buttons, as a show of not harming others, so that harm does not befall ourselves? Would we be same, but every so often someone’s head would explode because someone else had a bad day? Would one press of a button set of the end of the entire human race? Would all violence cease not out of kindness, but of imminent threat?
What do think would be? What does that say about human kind? What does that say about you?
1. Yes, soylent green is people. 2. Already did suicide this week, how about a short shot on cannibalism?
So, after some careful consideration, and a little research: If we lived in a perfect world, a system of cannibalism (like as a delicacy) could probably work, but there seems to be plenty of evidence to say that people will always be flawed, so it’ probably for the best that we just don’t each our own species.
Still, might be interesting to try.