I don't view myself as better than anyone else. Intelligence, measured by how much you can remember, and what you can do with it based upon an outdated educational system. I'm not smart enough to play a musical instrument, and don't speak any foreign languages, so considering myself exceptional by any standard comparisons, doesn't make me stand out. The one place I do consider myself to stand above the vast majority of those around me is my awareness of the intricate complexity of how things are. I spend a tremendous amount of time chasing the why.
"A lot can happen between now and never..."
"Tomorrow, did you hear me?"
That's what my wife asks me, as I am pondering the complexity of human behavior, and she is itemizing the necessary tasks required to functionally operate a normal lifestyle. You see, not everyone has this inquisitive hunger to grasp a perspective from all the various understandings available today. If someone, who dedicates their passion for researching something very precise and specific about the unknown, and then writes about it, sharing that with the world at large. I jump all over that shit, and add to my assessment of this complexity of everything story. For me, it's a scavenger hunt of sorts, through the work and studies of the brilliant humans asking why about the things they find important. I'm not alone in my quest for why, but it's not very crowded in this hunt either.
"What on earth do On the Border endless enchiladas have to do with this why hunting excursion you're on...?"
Well...not a goddamned thing, that was simply the lunch powering the rest of my day😎 Fame and celebrity status are not anything of interest to me. Once upon a time, I dreamed of being a professional athlete, an NFL hero of sorts. Then one day you realize the odds make that more like gambling on a very specific outcome, that only provides money as it's beneficial component. The lessons are novel, but humanity is your victim, not your benefactor. Dismissal of this fantasy is the dividing line between the ego and the remainder of humanity. There's where it starts to get lonely, and even more so once you start to question the dogma you're standing in.
"To make a difference...you have to be different"Followers of the crowd are just part of a herd. Herds are fine in most aspects. They offer benefits to their members in that, there are safety in numbers. Yet, from the middle of any herd, it's hard to see above and beyond your immediate position. Someone has to separate and offer vision for the benefit of the greater good. That's not a byproduct of ego, but of a passion for why...
#philosophy of why