We have made another trip around the sun, which is always a good time to reassess our life and think about things. For me, I found it high time I started a blog. This realization was born from the idea that I have been surprised by a number of things over the past few years. These specifically are:
- Family and friends appreciate the content I post on Facebook and Instagram.
- They also enjoy my suggestions and opinions on products.
- And they also benefit from my general suggestions for "how to do things", especially on the subject of technology or using the internet.
My thought process for this was simple. People I know do all sorts of things that I find difficult and/or fascinating, and yet they don't even realize that what they know and do is impressive. I then thought, "Maybe this applies to me, too?" We obviously can only live and observe the world as ourselves, so anything we know how to do or understand can feel more self-evident than it is in reality.
My co-worker helps explain this phenomena from his own life experience. He is an identical twin, and the common question he gets asked when people discover this is, "What's it like being a twin?" He is then forced to respond, "I don't know, what's it like not having a twin?" Something foreign and mysterious to some can seem obvious and ordinary to others.
I am discovering that I give a good amount of thought to the technology I use and the food and products I buy, and I can be a bit of a "Consumer Reports" to my family and friends. My attention to detail on a number of these things is uncommon and might be of use to others.
Finally, I like to think out loud. I like to think about the intersection of spirituality, philosophy, and sociology. I believe in God, and believe God created the universe and therefore the world and us by extension. So the name patterns in static is a reference to that belief, that people are hard wired to be connected and loved by God and a lot of the behavior and actions of the world are an often misguided attempt to make that connection in the absence of God. Or with another idol in God's place. People who don't believe would call this cognitive dissonance, and would say the world is random, i.e., static. But I can't help but feel that there is something more to this world than simply what we can prove with logic and scientific method. Something intangible, yet real. And I will likely spend thousands of words figuring it all out.
So this is my messy, fractured blog, which will have many disparate suggestions, recommendations, and spiritual ramblings. I hope you continue to stop by and enjoy.