Monday, January 2, 2012

Deeper Things: Intro

     It’s 2012 and according to the Mayan calendar the world is going to end in twelve months. I find it curious that they could predict an apocalypse a thousand years in the future and not the gringo invasion just around the corner. I’m not saying they’re wrong about our imminent demise, but if they had such great fortune telling skills the topic of whitey should have come up.
     Anyways, I figure this is as good a time as any to delve into some of the more serious subjects that rattle around inside my brain. As I mentioned in my first blog post, it’s not always going to be funny. No one is funny all the time. If they were they’d be insufferable. Two hours of Robin Williams stand up is fine. After week I’d be tonguing the inside of a light socket just to make it stop.
     The truth is, I am often overwhelmed by the big questions of life and how to make sense of it all. I am sure everyone else is too, but we know to keep some things to ourselves. We compartmentalize our core beliefs so we can get along in the world. You do not discuss the theory of quantum mechanics and its affect on creation mythology while standing in line at Starbucks. It is important to focus on the here and now when engaged in social discourse. Most philosophical conversations are ones that you are going to have with yourself. The guy in the tin foil hat standing on the sidewalk outside of Starbucks is someone who has not yet figured that out.
     Over the next few days I plan on addressing many of these issues in this blog. Each day I will tackle a different subject. I have been on this planet for awhile now and I think it is important that I write out what I have learned so far. My intention is not to preach or convert anyone to anything so try to not take offense. I just want to share. By the way, if you’re expecting some weird conspiratorial ramblings you will be disappointed. The CIA stopped infecting my brain waves years ago.

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