Miscellaneous, My Digital Universe

So, you think you know it all?

Don’t expect someone that didn’t see you break a sweat to understand your journey.

Sometimes it’s all about how you interpret something. For some, a journey is straightforward, so when they see someone that is curious and don’t mind getting lost, they may interpret the wanderer as someone that’s lost. But, isn’t life more about the journey and less about the destination? Then again, sometimes it’s less about the journey and more about the destination.

Some journeys, like the Annapurna circuit in Nepal, is about the journey AND the destination. Which brings me to my point: it’s always better not to jump to conclusions about another’s experiences or choices. Don’t play God.

A person’s experiences in life, what they do and why they do it, is a subjective mystery for everyone (except the person). Who can see the insides of someone’s mind, their emotional state, their true desires, to be able to accurately decipher why they chose chocolate over ice cream?

Perhaps I am one of those that feel as if I can sense the pressure of the probing eyes of those who know me, wandering what I’m doing with my life. I feel as if I can sense their judgmental (not always negative) interpretations as to what may be going on with me. Perhaps they are right. If so, they know about the inner workings of my mind and heart more than I do. But, do they really? On the other hand, they are making judgments based on their subjective understanding of the world and the even more limited understanding of who I am as a being. For in reality, we all pick and choose what we share with the external world.

We share our sense of fashion with total strangers by the way we dress (whether we intend to or not), while our smile can communicate our stress-levels to someone that’s known us for years. Since there’s no exact science (to my knowledge) that accurately decipher what’s goes-on inside someone, the goal is not to figure out how to get that information. It’s none of our business to figure out something that another person is purposely hiding. THAT, is an invasion of privacy and extremely annoying. What’s more annoying is when people THINK they know what’s going on and try to interpret or TELL the person as if they know what’s going on with them.

In my opinion, it’s better to make anyone feel at ease and accepted, so they can freely share and be themselves around us without fear of judgment. Let them define who they are to us. Listen more and remind yourself to put your interpretations in check. That will open up an opportunity for honest conversations rather than playing hide and seek. Hide and seek is best played with kids, not adult behavior.

My Digital Universe

Programming Humans

In a world where human interactions are getting reduced to a behavioral analysis, the challenge my friends, is to disrupt that ridiculous analysis.

We humans are not robots. We were endowed with free will. The day that we become predictable, we will become programmable.

Our brains were created with the ability to conjure up endless possibilities and realities. A program, no matter how advanced, can only do tasks that it was programmed to do, by a HUMAN.

After all, it’s our unquenchable thirst for creativity that brought about the concept of a program and the ability to create it. So, aren’t we hindering the natural progression of advancement by trying to amend its progress with our finite “wisdom” and the poisonous need for control, when we try to program fellow humans that have unique talents and unfathomable capacity that a machine or any amount of practice will never be able to replicate?

Programming and randomness

Routines are great, but the randomness of a falling leaf is what makes the world beautiful.

The randomness of nature has a purpose. Nothing happens on accident. Instead of laboring to exercise more control over each other, we should labor to accept, understand, and truly respect one another.

That’s why in a band, the bass player doesn’t try to play exactly what the electric guitarist play. That ability to tune into a common frequency makes a sound so pleasing to the ears that it makes the cells in our bodies jump in ecstasy. That’s why we are constantly searching for something new. That’s why we get tired of the mundane and crave adventure.

Programming and certainty

The unknown shouldn’t make one fearful. It should stir-up excitement. After all, some say that our realities are shaped by what we attract with our minds. Most of the problems in the world today is due to distrust and an absurd superiority complex that overrides our ability to look at issues without bias or preconceived notions.

Sometimes learning means unlearning things that block progress. Just like it only takes a spark to light a fire, it only takes one positive thought in the right direction for our un-programmable-selves to learn to think differently.