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03 October 2002 @ 01:07 am
Point of view...  
It seems to me a better idea to believe in a free-fall state that surprises in its persistence than to believe in a secure state and be surprised by its disappearance.
Mood: impermanent
Music: Robert Pollard - Maggie Turns To Flies
S0n of N00nbibble on October 2nd, 2002 10:15 pm (UTC)
swear to eris i was thinking about the same thing on the way home tonight.
Mellen: Mischevious Fayeabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2002 10:19 pm (UTC)
Maybe I sucked it straight out of your mind, heh.
Monkey with brain on top: raingeorgedorn on October 2nd, 2002 10:16 pm (UTC)
It seems better if only because it's more real. Security is an illusion that renders us lethargic and stupid.
Mellen: Sad Fayeabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2002 10:27 pm (UTC)
Spontenaity is the spark of creativity. Security restricts that spark. Or so it seems to me right now.
S0n of N00n: heh (etc)bibble on October 2nd, 2002 10:30 pm (UTC)

"Or so it seems to me right now."

::grins:: so sly. get out of all the arguments this way, and piss everyone off.
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2002 10:58 pm (UTC)
I even use it when I'm agreeing, you see!

S0n of N00nbibble on October 2nd, 2002 11:01 pm (UTC)
it's especially important then.
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 2nd, 2002 11:14 pm (UTC)
It's good to keep your ideas from turning into concrete, especially if it has to be removed later. That stuff is always much easier to pour than to chip away.
ex_randalgra425 on October 3rd, 2002 08:03 am (UTC)
some concrete is necessary. if you lived your life in a wishy-washy free-for-all, you'd have no place to draw the boundaries imperative to maintain a functional position in society, and within yourself. in other words, without some level of concrete, there's an increased tendency towards acquiescence and subjugation. and when it comes to ideas, i think passions and predilections- conviction- is almost required to have the creation or development of new ideas. if you didn't have something to believe at first, you couldn't change or mutate it. chip away at it and create a david. you'd just be sifting through other people's ideas and blandly agreeing here and there, without taking anything for yourself. without having anything to build on or from.
Mellen: Concentrating Fayeabsentmammoth on October 3rd, 2002 10:29 am (UTC)
You raise a good point. It's odd how the path of thought altered on this particular idea. The original post itself, in my mind, was made in connection to relationships and even large scale group mechanics (like a band, company, government, etc.) Yet, most of those people who responded seemed to take it as a statement about ideas. I shifted there without any words of transition, because it all seemed to flow together quite well. The dynamics of this are of course different, but you've pointed out to me a very important principle.

There is concrete out there, some of it very good and some of it very bad, but almost all of it lies with the individual. I state that I don't like to make my ideas too solid, but that's because as a person I know I am apt to change. I suppose, somewhere in the middle, we all do have to have a little concrete, if only to keep things interesting. It also is why not every person gets along with everyone else. They've got different foundations built into them.

I suppose I just want to always be able to move those blocks around. You have to know who you are in order to accept who you are, as well as change who you are.
ex_randalgra425 on October 3rd, 2002 07:55 am (UTC)
you're secure enough with your opinions and self to share that the very thing that allows you to speak openly is what renders people lethargic and stupid.
Torin/Darren WhoEver: sarahwolfieboy on October 2nd, 2002 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Point of view...
It's much easier to play in free-fall too!
neural network: Aashliana on October 7th, 2002 04:03 pm (UTC)
thank you.
Corpsus Hypertexticusspacemummy on October 7th, 2002 04:07 pm (UTC)
Gravity is the opposite of comedy.
Mellen: Sassy Fayeabsentmammoth on October 7th, 2002 06:27 pm (UTC)
Except in old Road Runner cartoons, where the coyote falls off a cliff or gets smashed in his own trap take after take. Some of those are pretty funny.

Otherwise, I'd say that's a pretty amazing statement of how we percieve events. Thanks ^_^