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“You could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.”

— Johann Gottlieb Fichte

I want to talk about actions and repercussions. How the things that we do minute to minute, day to day has quite the drastic effect on ourselves in the future, in a way that we will not be able to predict that the minute decisions we make, be it subconsciously or not would create such an outcome. This mentality is a double edged sword. On one hand it has allowed me the discipline and will to put forward only creative and productive actions. At the same time, it causes debilitating procrastination due to the fear of not achieving perfection. The action of grinding gears till the teeth gets worn out, and you fall apart.

Knowing then, how to fail, is important. Practising mistakes is important. Knowing how to account for them, how to manage them, how to get rid of them entirely (almost). This process of creative destruction (irony of this economic theory being derived from Marx), has been important in my journey thus far. But the thing that takes precedence over others is doing things for the self (mostly).

At the end of the day, no one else is playing the game but yourself. You cannot take what your friends say, what the radio says, what the TV says, what your parents say, and make decisions based on perspectives suited to the myopic agenda of the masses (plural of agendum). As the repercussions, good or bad, will be yours, and yours only (sure it may have negative/positive externalities as well, but the majority of the effect is on you).

I have recently had the privilege of hashing out the details of the idea of parallels. I have talked (or I guess, written about it) here before. Like the image above, and such is the seed, for it perfectly conceptualises (irony) the idea.

Using the metaphor of lines then. Parallel lines are seen to never meet. But meeting indicates divergence in eventuality. In the sense of the parallels that I am thinking about is that the lines never really meet but are always together. In-sync. That is if we look at it within two dimensions. With the presence of the z-axis, do we see convergence and divergence occurring simultaneously?

For what is one, is the other. What is the other, is all the same.

Yes, this is pretentious drivel.

Published: Jun 22 2019
Updated: Apr 18 2020