Bigsley the Oaf

Fractal(ly) Nonsens(e/ical)

Posted in Uncategorized by bigsleytheoaf on June 10, 2011

Modern life makes no sense, fractally. On no level does it make sense. We sit all day – that’s weird. We talk about ethics – that’s weird. We talk about the ethics of sitting all day. We watch programs about people who are only occasionally seen in real life. We talk about the ethics of those programs. We talk about the ethics of the content of those programs and the ethics of whether or not the characters in those programs are sitting.

There are parallel social realities evolving in contradiction of one another. You hate her when you’re with her – you love her when you’re with friends. You feel bad about hating her when you’re with friends. You feel good about loving her when you’re with her (although you don’t).

It makes no sense! We sit in boxes. We visit the forests. We can’t help but visit them. Even if we live in the forests, we don’t really. We’re living in the bubble of our protective culture suit.

There’s no returning to nature. We’re plowing into nature like a jackhammer which creates self-referential cracks. Our culture is the template for our culture. Our culture is the tool we use to carve out reality. Thus the manner in which we carve out reality is defined by the way in which we carve it out. This is to say that our nature fundamentally an internally-consistent but randomly wandering one.

The very essence of culture is this – we don’t know where we’re going, or what we’re doing, but we’re going to do it in style! But we don’t know what style is – how about the way we’re doing things!?!

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