Option XYZ

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled

I imagine most people have probably heard or read the Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken, or at least this small piece of it, at some point during their childhood education 😉

You’ve probably also heard phrases like “Thinking Outside the Box” or “Option B”, right?

While shit like this may sound lovely and empowering, in reality it’s just a run of the mill false dichotomy.

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The Words That Divide Us

To be honest, I am (somewhat ironically) struggling to find the words to do this concept justice 😂

But what the hell, let’s give it a whirl!

Have you ever heard the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword”?

Not only is this statement fundamentally true, but the depth to which it is true is absolutely incredible, and I’d wager it’s something very, very few have thought about at a deep enough level.

Words are tools…but also weapons…and chains.

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No Fucking Clue

Here it is, the big fat secret that nobody wants to admit to, acknowledge, or face…

Nobody, and I mean nobody, knows anything.

Everyone is making shit up as they go along.

They’re all winging it.

Guessing. Hoping. Wishing. Dreaming.

There are only probabilities, no certainties.

Language. Religion. Science. All make believe, only as “real” as the number of people who believe in them.

As Morpheus stated, “Your mind makes it real”.

But as much as you’d love to find someone who can explain it all, answer your questions, tell you what you should do, magically reveal your purpose or the grand secrets of the universe, alas, such a person simply doesn’t exist.

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.

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What Is Real?

Crazy thought of the day:

Is it possible that we’re nothing but amusing sock puppets, worn and animated by a bored, schizophrenic universal consciousness?

Maybe.

Skepticism is wise, being closed-minded is unwise…so I try to be an open-minded skeptic.

Now, I don’t want anyone to take anything too seriously (hell, maybe not seriously at all, that would make for a more enjoyable existence), but I do want people to think for themselves while remaining open minded and poking constantly at the nature of reality.

But as long as we’re poking at reality, and asking things like “what is real” and “what is true”, there’s no better place to start than with religion.

Religion is, frankly, easy to debunk (just use each religion’s own contradictory religious texts and simple logic). Easy peasy, so not going down that rabbit hole here.

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