We are an ever evolving species, becoming smarter and smarter every second. We are now more capable than at any time in our past because our brains are developing faster and we are living longer to allow for more use of our intellect. As we evolve, so do our means of communication. Just last year, text messaging was unheard of. Please note the hyperbole, but realize that the way the written message is sent and received has vastly improved in a short amount of time. With this new type of communication came shorthand to further increase the speed at which ideas can travel. Whole sentences are cut down into mere letters and more and more acronyms are being made every day. Now we can think of these as a breakdown in society where all the children who talk like dis r social degenerates, or we can realize what they are really doing to the English language: improving it. I have never written a paper and had my teacher say, “You must write ‘t is’ instead of ‘it’s’ because it’s proper.” That would be silly since “it’s” is perfectly proper.
So, logically thinking, since “OMG” is the same sort of contraction as “it’s”, shouldn’t it be accepted in writing? Also, if you can convey a complete idea in one word, why do we need a whole sentence? We are so caught up in believing that the contractions and shortcuts that kids engineered are harmful, but we forget that we grew up with the same type of thing. We also forget these contractions are more advanced intellectually than their constituent words since they have combined meaning and came after the original words. Perhaps English teachers need to wake up and realize that this new shorthand is some of the most advanced writing there’s been since Shakespeare.
As men, we say that inner beauty is what matters but no one believes us, sometimes we don’t even believe ourselves. But perhaps we aren’t taking things literally enough. I judge girls on their inner beauty because anyone can be beautiful when they are painted like a doll. But hear me out, this doesn’t mean that appearance isn’t important. You see, I am able to say “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” because I understand biology. Genes, the things that give us the appearance we have, are on the inside. Perhaps it’s trickery, but that’s just good literature my good gentlemen.
The challenge is simple really, you must think of nothing. Blackness doesn’t count, that’s a color, nor does whiteness since also a color. No, you must think of endless clearness, glass with no end, and no sparkles. Now you may try.
I’m sure that you can’t do it, I can’t do it, no one can do it. There will always be some color in the background ruining your thoughts of nothing. So from here, we can postulate that “nothing” is impossible by principle of thought. Perhaps the problem is that the mind is too weak to understand nothingness since we have always had something. But in that nothingness which you claim, there is the fact of nothingness, which brings the fact of somethingness which brings around the fact that facts can become more numerous and this just escalates until there is infinite facts. Now you’re brain is confused, but that’s okay, who would have thought that in nothing at all, there is endless something?
The next challenge is more safe for the mind. Simply imagine a new color.
How’s that working for you? It seems that all the colors have already been made doesn’t it? So the mind, which is supposed to be endless, is really quite limited.
The last challenge requires a bit more time and equipment to figure out. As we all know, electrons are leptons (nod with understanding) and are said to be indivisible. Well, then here’s the question: How is it that when electrons absorb photons of light, which have mass (E=mc^2), we don’t think that electrons are made of the same things as photons?
If you said yes you are SO WRONG. If you said no you are SO WRONG. How can you answer a question like this without more information? Are you seriously going to sit there and say that winning matters when you’re 25 and playing your five year old cousin at a thumb war? Are you really going to sit there and tell me your life is so changed because you DIDN’T win the lottery. Give me a break. But you know what? Winning does matter sometimes, like in war, or your battle with cancer. If you said “it depends” I would really like to thank you because recently our world is full of people who just want to say the first thing that comes to their mind no matter what. And if that keeps happening, then I’m going to open up a flower shop because so many “I’m sorry” bouquets will be sold I’ll be able to retire at 30.
As ideas are gas and words their container, any amount of thought will take up all of a word and anyone can easily see that. However it takes a trained eye to realize that it is not the volume of the gas, but rather the density that constitutes how much substance is actually being conveyed. Ideas are tricky like that.
We give rulers the right to rule, and thus we have the right to take that back. But do we give rulers life? No, and thus how can we justify taking their lives? Overthrowing is one thing, but throwing under is another.
Which is more valuable, the idea, or knowing how to turn that idea into reality? I would argue that the idea is more valuable than the procedure because sooner or later, you will find someone who is smarter than you. They will be able to do all the work you do in a day, in an hour, they will remember everything that has happened, they will mentally destroy you. But they will never have an idea in the same way as you, and that is what makes humans unique. Even though ideas can be so similar that they can barely be told apart, the motivations, the background information, and the purpose will vary in some way. So this leads to the question, is there a such thing as a bad idea, or are there only good ideas that can’t be carried out properly? For example, not ever going to school seems like a bad idea, but then when you start to think about, people did that for thousands of years and were fine. And if you ask an adult what they learned in school, they won’t remember 99% of it. So, if you take out the learning part since the things learned could be negligible depending on the person, then what are you left with? You’re left with more time in which you could pursue something you like such as art, music, television. You may not be “successful” but who has the right to determine your level of success other than you? Another bad idea would be to burn down your neighbors house. Well, what better way is there to make your house nicer, than to start all over? And since you’re burning it, your neighbor could get insurance to cover it (possibly) and then what is the real harm? Just try to imagine all of the great ideas that are lost because people worried about the procedure to make their dreams realities. If they just asked someone smarter than them and more well connected, their idea could have changed the world. But the problem is, people are selfish and they refuse to share their idea with the world because of that. They would rather not see progress than to let someone else have the credit.
So the next time you have an idea, no matter how good or bad, write it down. If you can make it happen, and want to, then do it. If not, ask for help. The world will be thankful, even if your name isn’t infront of the idea.