Word Salad - A Post in the Raw

Word Salad - A Post in the Raw

Everything blends together in my mind. I haven't figured out yet if this is normal or not. The first time I noticed this was when a boss told me to leave my personal life at home.

"Hmmmm.... Are we talking Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind or Clockwork Orange forget?"

I would have said that but he would not have gotten it.

I have studied a lot of things. Unfortunately they blend too. Game theory mixes with occult magic which mixes with symbolism which mixes with design which mixes with ceremony which mixes with religion which mixes with public opinion which mixes with political science which mixes with sociology which mixes with cultural anthroplogy. I could keep going. Object oriented programming mixes with the Kabbala which mixes Herman Hesse which mixes with set theory which mixes nature vs nuture and IQ tests.

"Jack of all trades, master of none," an expert on phonographs once told me. I told him my record player was in the basement and went on reading my biography of Leonardo Da Vinci so I could get onto the one of R. Buckminister Fuller.

Gestalt: "a structure, configuration, or pattern of physical, biological, or psychological phenomena so integrated as to constitute a functional unit with properties not derivable by summation of its parts."

Maybe there has been a few in history that agree with me.

Synergy: "refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents."

So much for specialization.

"Think out of the box."

That assumes that you should climb in the box in the first place. What about thinking before the box? What about trying to figure it out and then going to the manual?

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.”
-Shunyru Suzuki

There was one statement that I did disagree with when I was a kid, but totally believe now. When I asked why I had to learn all the stupid shit in school, I was told, "You never know when you are going to need it."

Stephan Miller

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