Greetings, gentle readers.
Well now, here we are. Just over a year has passed since I first found BC and started writing not only comment, but some articles here. So much has happened both in the world, and here at BC.
Not that I'm about to recap, or anything. Just noticing as I looked at my author's page and saw the dates on the handful of articles I've actually contributed.
What I have noticed is how much the website has grown, matured, and expanded. So many voices raised, so many thoughts shared, so much discussion. Some of the dialogue gets heated at times, but sifting through the diatribes you find quite a lot of wisdom and truth about the human condition, it makes the reading well worth the time.
But that's not what I'm here for right now.
What I am wanting to rant about is the propensity for so many folks to seek standardization and normalcy everywhere they go. I want to explore why many folks jus can't get their heads out of the narrow confines of standardization and arbitrary authoritarian rules.
cases in Point....
for so much of human Culture, there is a propensity to say what was good Yesterday, is normal for Tomorrow....
drawn beyond the lines of reason,
push the envelope,
watch it bend."
there is an olde Thread around the site somewhere, where the Question was Asked..."what do you think the most important tool Man has created is?"
my Answer was "Symbols"
to explain that a bit, let me put forward the Idea that the most crucial part of humanity was birthed the first time Ug tried to convey something to Oog...
could have been noises, or scratches in the dirt to show how they were going to hunt, or a cave painting depicting some animal
to me, this is when we became Men and rose above other animals
to me, this discovery of Abstract Symbology that allowed communication is the basis for not only our humanity, but also enabled us to begin to Question and Discover....
language, music, math, art..... these are all Variations on theme, but each does the same thing... takes Symbols, and uses them to communicate
--Another Scoop of Vanilla--
Of course, this is a simple observation, and not really that profound in any way, shape or form. The reason I bring it up is to set the stage, actually.