When I get sick, the exact same thing happens to me every time. First – throat starts getting a little rough and hurty. Then – I have about a day of almost no symptoms, and even the throat seems happy. Then on the third day, I’m exhausted, usually feverish, sore…. just this general, intense sick feeling. I’m usually completely annihilated for 3 to 7 days. Then I’m better, feeling AMAZING.
How boring is this post so far? Here’s the point – ain’t it annoying when people say stuff like, “it’s just allergies” or after the first day, “feeling better?” or the worst of all, “headaches? vomiting? what are the symptoms?” Shut up, and thanks for making it worse. Look, I’m sick, I don’t get allergies, the symptoms are tedious and not very sensationalist like VIOLENT PUKING or something…. i’m tired…. yeah, I know that sounds lame, I don’t mean too-much-lunch-dozy tired, I mean REALLY tired, like 2% conscious, can’t keep eyes open, feel like I’m in a pot of hot mayonnaise. And it usually takes a human being A FEW DAMNED DAYS to recover from illness. And I know the severity is always similar. Leave me alone.
On to less stupid things, this beautiful image frequently resonates in my mind – patterns repeating on different scales. And today I realized, this is what fractals are. This concept is beautiful to me and it seems oddly prevalent in the universe. For example, the curvature of our universe as a whole, compared to the curvature of the earth. Different dimensions, different scales (by a LONGshot), and yet, this idea of something appearing flat and stable locally, but in reality being curved. Evolution in biology – the vast majority of species dying out and the result, more complicated, amazing creatures – compare this to the evolution of ideas – the vast majority dying but the select few proving to be better descriptions of reality and helpful to humans.
Everyone is wrong, most of the time. But that’s ok. The universe is difficult and complex. It’s so much better to say, “I could be wrong about this….” open your mind. I’ve changed my mind on so many things. Don’t be so scared of opinions that run contrary to what you think, or these beliefs held by your party or religion. But also don’t be afraid to be right. People are worthy. I’m not talking to you guys, just…. humanity in general, I guess. So black and white lately, even with free and ubiquitous information. And it seems to be getting worse somehow. Reflected in popular culture, anyway. And don’t say popular culture has always been like that. I know that sounds cute but I mean it’s particularly gross lately. And don’t say it always seems like it’s getting worse. I mean, it actually, really is actually really worse lately. We love the wrong things about society, technology, music. Digital serfdom. Confusing automation with creativity. Confusing horse shit cut up into perfect squares down to the nanometer and placed on a geometrically perfect grid and then smooshed into a box with music.
But I could be wrong about this…