What the hell is that you ask?
It’s the layered crap that continually flies by us every beautiful day. With the stacklike structure. It’s the layering that fools us. The appearance of design piques our interest. We are a stupid species sometimes.
It Is Also Known As …
Every day we are bombarded with data. NOT information. NOT knowledge. NOT wisdom. Just DATA. Fluctuations in the bitstream. Temperature up, stock market down, coffee too hot, running late, gotta go.
Is it meaningful? Yes.
Is it of value? Meh?!
Is this a dim view? Maybe. Yes.
Will I keep asking and then answering my own questions? Why not?
Furthermore, I belabor the point right to DEATH in this post.
Yeah it is a dim view. But only because our depraved “culture” went beyond the pale, came back, went beyond it again, came back again and then, with Homer Simpson-like glee, said “Oh LOOK! It’s A PALE! Let’s go BEYOND IT! HEE HEE!!” This started maybe in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Or maybe it was the 20s. The 1420s.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our depraved culture, and I am one of its bastard sons.
“FATHER! I am your bastard son!”
But it’s depraved. And I’m a bastard. And it’s not entirely my fault that my culture went south. So yeah, this is not really about blame, but it’s all your fault. Everything would have been A-OK by now if you’d just gotten up off your duff back in the Middle Ages.
The crapstack flyby is just the day’s data. The day of the week, the time you woke up, what you ate for breakfast, the traffic, when you got to work, etcetera. The number of dollars, breaths, miles, heartbeats, toilet flushes, etc. What comes out in the wash. The dots you connected.
It’s just accounting. The ripples on the surface. Auto-equivalent. Not actionable. Your noise cancelling headphones should filter that right out and help you get on to the “friction of the day”. Exit the warrior …
My point is now pronounced dead. There. I killed it. Just like I said I would.
It awakes with a gasp. Not dead yet … What we really need is a nice big “Stuff To Ignore” list, right? Oh this guy Richard Carlson wrote some books about this. I’ve never read any of them, but judging them from their covers I’ll bet they’re just what I’m talking about! [It’s all ‘small stuff’. Except for the big stuff, which you’ll recognize right away right after it knocks you on your ass!]
Here’s a blogger’s example of stuff to ignore. Imagine that some nimrod leaves you this comment on your blog:
DAH! I Googled “SHIT” and I got YOUR BLOG!
I wonder what I’ll get if I Google “STUPID SHIT”??
Probably your blog AGAIN! DAH!!
Someone gives you lemons, you make lemonade right? They give you shit, you make “chocolate” pie! Obvious isn’t it?
I don’t know what else to say, except that after you’re done ignoring the crapstack flyby, which is hard work sometimes, get some good quality rest.
Sleep is SO important!