Ideas, events, people
Sunday, July 3, 2011
“Simple minds think about people. Smart minds think about events. Brilliant minds think about ideas.” – Elanor Roosevelt.
The most truly brilliant of us all understand that people and events are, ultimately, nothing more than ideas. I’ve made the everyday discovery that humans are the origin of free will in our world, where everything else is simply a blunt causal domino effect, and therefore less interesting. Conscious beings create ideas over which they have no ownership, existing as independently as they are true. Abstract human creativity, in my opinion, is the sandbox for the most brilliant genius of our world.
I have a book on the way. I wish I could spend all my time writing, but I have this… job, just getting in the way of my schedule. Forgive me if I write too slowly, this is my excuse.
Maybe it’s an epic poem, I’m not really sure what to call it. It’s short for a book, but long for a poem, and it vaguely, rarely rhymes, if ever.
I want to start a chapter with… “The human hand is the foundation for all technology. The most modern rockets, cars, boats, everything you can think of, were built by machines, which were built by machines, which ultimately were built by the human hand. Or more specifically, the human mind.”
It follows a person whose name came to me in a dream, who lives two lives, (one a few billion years ago, and the other in modern times, reincarnated, and both on planet Earth, interestingly). It is full of my most vivid and vibrant images, partially set in a near future where we watch the world transition from a livable one into a world closer to “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.
I get my Jules Verne on with micropredictions (who imagined videoconferencing long before its invention), but also make more macro-style predictions like Arthur C. Clarke (pertaining more to the trajectory of the evolution of humanity).
Please think very hard about this while you wait for my book:
1.) The world is, ultimately, what humans make of it, as reality is an idea created by one mind or another, legitimate to the extent that it was believed.
2.) 99% of humans both alive today and throughout history have believed in some form of God.
3.) God, by definition, is an extraterrestrial.
Fuck, this sounds way too serious. Who wants gingersnaps?!