Monday, August 18, 2008

Critical Thinking

There are times when it's really quiet and I can really start to think that I feel like a stunning idea is about to cross my mind. Like I'm just one neuron away from revolutionizing mankind.

It's a long shot. What could I possibly think of that billions of people over thousands of years missed. Socrates and Nietzsche
could sit and think for hours. I have a the attention span of a infant squirrel.

Still, what if I have one odd brain cell that helps me understand spacetime like nobody else. An extra little push to compose a breathtaking song. I just sit and think.

Then I begin to hum a song from a commercial I saw earlier. Apparently I'm just bored


jq said...

Hilarious post, NTG; I totally relate.

Here are some lyrics from a favorite band; they seemed appropriate:

"Our concentration, it contains a deadly flaw
Our conversations change from words
To "blah, blah, blah"
We took prescription drugs,
But look how much good that did
Well I think I had a point
But I just got distracted"

-Relient K ("Maintain Consciousness")

One of my favorite lines is later on when they refer to the "double-edged sword of being lazy and being bored." The theme song of our generation, eh?

Anonymous said...

I think one of the hardest things about having attention spans, is being around people who do not. :)

(I can sit and think for hours and hours and never be bored! LOL! That makes me INSANELY boring! :))