You’re never bored when you play your own game. You’re bored when you play another’s game.
So how are we to understand things? Can we comprehend anything by being taught to comprehend? Can you understand something in the way I understand it? Can you … can you trip like I do? Can you … can you trip like me? Do you see what I see?
You learn about your world by your senses. You see what you see, and then you are blinded by science, religion, politics, culture. Do any of these actually let you see what you see? Support your seeing what you see?
I can see when the magnifying glass is going to set the leaf to burn.
That’s why babies make the best viral videos or puppies or anything young and free.
I am actually a big fan of pop culture, fads, flash in the pan media, anything whimsical. Can you guess why? Memes. It’s the associative ideas. The things people create when they aren’t trying to be serious.
It’s really seeing? Indeed, when no one is trying, there is where you find reality. That is the seat of the human soul even if it’s still hiding mostly behind a mask of apathy. Those art sites where people just post their drawings, just because they felt like it, self publishing sites, even kickstarter and sites like that, indiegogo.
What is a meme? A meme is an idea that takes on a life of its own and reproduces like a living organism.
Memes take on a life of their own because they are tapping into real life. The real living life that we paint over with our real life beliefs, our notions of what is absolutely true and meaningful, oh so very important. The Joker was just at the threshold of enlightenment. He falls short because he is still too invested, still too hung up on the meaninglessness of it. The real meaning is behind the meaninglessness. The accident is that we invented the idea of accidents. The randomness has its home in the figures we shuffle to assign materialistic meaning to matter and life around us.
Look at economic charts, that is random. Bird migration isn’t, health trends aren’t. I mean actual state of health, not the efforts to control health. Those are random, blind to the experience of actually being, or largely so.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.