1. Did yesterday actually happen? I have no factual proof, no evidence, just the memory it occurred. And the same goes for the day before yesterday and all the other days that seem to step back in time. Are they figments or real?
I’ve a hunch, whatever it is I do today – and what you do today – will somehow impact tomorrow (if such a thing exists) because, why are we so busy doing almost random actions if, when tomorrow is here, yesterday doesn’t exist.
There has to be sequential order to this time thing, otherwise, why do we have summer and winter, beards and tooth decay?
2. There is no benefit to aging, nothing what so ever. Oh, you might know more stuff but your expertise is dated and generally not considered terribly important because, say your at a party and you casually mention you were at the Hollywood premiere of Gone With The Wind or you shook hands with Howard Hughes… there might be one or two less drunk people who will say, “Oh, that's nice”.
3. As humans, we're easily deceived, mostly by ourselves. At some point, between the ages of 16 and 30, our intellectual brilliance and our hormone-driven bodies convince the kernel that is the person who we are … the body and mind whisper over and over again, telling that kernel, “you need a baby or you’ll never be a complete person.”
You know how I judge wisdom? When meeting people over the age of 50 – who are childless and who are enjoying their lives – I consider these people wise and mentally superior to all the others and me who gave-in to base instincts and produced children.
And, here's another point: In the pecking order of Life, couples with one child are much smarter than those with multiple children.
4. There’s talk amongst the few literary people in America (and by that I mean people who read books which are written by people who have also read books) … anyway, these observant people have noticed parallels between today's society and the old books, “1984” and “Brave New World”.
Sorry, all you bright and noble people. First, you are dinosaurs; books are a passing fad, soon to be totally eclipsed by Facebook, wireless earbuds and Google Glass.
Secondly, “1984” and “Brave New World” aren’t just phenomenon’s of now – they began happening in 1945. Why 1945 you ask? Because that’s when World War II ended and Great Britain and France became amusement parks, when Stalin out-did Hitler and the United States discovered it had a permanent erection for all things military.
5. I was watching a YouTube on different ways people pray (I watch all kinds of odd shit) and concluded Muslims probably have fewer shoulder and lower back problems while Christians probably have the most knee replacements.
6. I just read, “Season Of the Witch” by David Talbot – a well-written narrative about San Francisco as it was between the 1960s and 80s. Beatniks, Hippies, gays, brutal Dirty Harry type cops, drugs, cults, Catholics, murder and really nasty politics ... it’s all part of SF’s history. However, when looking up from the book and gazing at the world we live in, perhaps Talbot’s story is really about the Dark Heart existing within America and not just one city. Chilling thought.
7. After spending much of the past year attending local government meetings, reading their websites and talking to them in person… my assessment is rather bleak. Generally speaking, the “best and brightest” are not participating in government and I’m totally amazed society hasn’t fallen into total anarchy. But maybe we’re doing our darnest to recreate chaos and or the Dark Ages. So it seems.