Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Ultimate Joke
The universe cycles through order, chaos and restoration. After thinking about it for awhile it suddenly occurred to me, that the universe is a Bell Curve. The middle 2/3rds where you and I spend most of our time to a greater or lesser degree is Chaos, and the outer 1/3rd’s is 1/6th Order on one side and 1/6th Restoration on the other side for a grand total of 1/3rd. For instance murder and various forms of mayhem occupy our communications systems such as newspapers, e-mails, text messaging, round table discussions in the form of problem solving / gossip etc.. Business is a competitive game in which someone is always trying to get the advantage over someone else. Don’t even mention relationships!!!! Thousands of books, philosophies, religions including the Bible tell us how to extract ourselves from Chaos. Nothing in our chaotic 2/3rds is 100%. We try to develop rules / procedures / philosophies etc. to solve the problems but nothing is guaranteed to work all the time / every time . Most of us believe in God / some omnipotent being that has enough interest in us to get us out of our current pot of water. Most of us believe in life after death / spirituality etc. because it would be awfully galling to think we’re putting out all this effort and there aren’t any prospects, as they used to say in genteel society. Let’s face it, none of us entered this world bringing material goods and we aren’t going to take any out. Yet we rush around trying to accumulate stuff like mad and generally trying to stick it to our compatriots. Perhaps that is the ultimate joke!!!!!