Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Don't Read This

Read very closely. Or don't. Everything in life means more than the outer layer reveals. Just like the little TOR logo on the right side of this blog, everything has layers.

Like Math and Science peel away the layers of nature's mysteries, other things require cartesian connections to solve. Part of the solution can be in one layer, while the first part of the answer lies deep within. It can be tiresome.

Yet, it's so annoyingly necessary. You have to size people up to determine what level of 'real' they can handle. Most of the time it's none. We all have our own little matrix we've created for ourselves.

Therefore, you just gotta layer it for 'em. You hope others see what you're doing... see what's beneath, but most of the time they don't. They just see the outer layer, too.

You can't give up, though. You have to keep plugging and slapping another layer of paint on it. Eventually, the outer layers will fall away and it will be revealed.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Goodnight

The weight of the world can wait until tomorrow. Just close your eyes and think about stuff that makes you happy. That's what I do.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

How You Should Spend Your Time:

Weather changes mood. It also helps that going outside doesn't require an immediate shower when you return indoors. This weather makes you want to do stuff you don't normally do.

Hopefully, yesterday was the last time the grass will need to be cut until next spring, opening up a few more weekend hours for other things. That was the hope the last time it was cut, though. Another week or two will tell the tale.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dumb & Dumber

Back in 2014 a study was published that showed human intelligence was in decline for the first time since IQs have been recorded. Earlier this year a study was published which attempted to blame the drop on poor nutrition and other environmental factors. We do know that socialization and groupthink are proven to reduce IQ.

Environmental factors may play a part, but it's probably more to do with the breeding out of independent thought and a preference for socialization. People already form opinions of others based largely on the opinions of friends and family. With the growth of instant communication, focus on popularity has grown and impact of intellect has waned.

Others have posited that intelligent women have fewer children now than 30 years ago, the last time IQs were recorded to increase. While this may be a fact, it is, at best, only half of the equation. Intelligent men aren't having kids, either. Intelligent people just aren't having kids.

What will be interesting to see is a study on WHY they aren't having kids. Is it by choice or an effect of social de-selection? Maybe it's just Darwinism disproving itself?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Blinded by the Light

If moths want to avoid being burned up by a hot bulb, they should avoid looking at it. But Noooooo, like Lot's wife, they can't help themselves. Before you can say 'pillar of salt', they're face to face with it.

I wonder how they feel when they make contact? It would be funny if they're all like, "It's SOOO WARM!!!" Maybe it IS a pleasurable way to go. Who can say?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Spirit Catcher Stress Reliever

You don't have to be a great guitar player to use it for stress relief. All the dumb stuff gunking up life sloughs off as you jang-a-lang away. Holler at the top of your lungs. It feels GOOD.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Uh Oh, It's Magic

I've never known anyone like the people on TV commercials. Are there really people like that? Is it just another manufactured fantasy, like 80s teen movies? Those people, the little circles of models happily chatting one another up and smiling like jackals, just ain't very realistic.

Maybe they want you to believe their product will magically insert you into that idealistic world. If so, you'll need more than you can buy for any amount of money. And some magic dust.