Friday, July 30, 2010

Strange Ideas

My whole life, I've had a strange passion for bucking convention in favor of my own thoughts about how life should be lived. I think way too much, and the result is a lot of strange ideas.

These ideas are tempered by two considerations. First, I understand that the conventions produced by generations of collective wisdom probably deserve more respect than to be cast off after ten minutes of my own limited thought. And second, after a mere 28 years at moderate temperatures, I'm painfully aware that my own breadbasket of wisdom is really only half-baked.

But blogging about these ideas manages at least a couple of happy advantages. First, it forces me to think through and articulate my thoughts more clearly, and second, it puts them out there on the off-chance that they might prove useful and/or entertaining to the people I care about.

So if your unique idiosyncrasies don't lead you to ponder such things as the origins of words and phrases we use, the societal dynamics that influence so much of our behavior, or the way character development is handled in the latest good movie, then don't worry - I've got you covered. Just don't put too much stock in it.

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