Philosophy in Short Form
my dumb thoughts about the world delivered quick, fast, in a hurry.
Look at this banana.
This is peak performance in a specific niche of the ecosystem that is Art.
This is a statement that bothers some people, but I don’t care about them.
People will always be angry about things that remind them that they’re not good enough at their own job to be exceptional.
Peak performance is weird.
But not just in Art.
Peak performance in many areas is confusing because a master of a domain operates in a place where only they have figured out how to tread (at least for a little while).
Richard Feynman often shouted (at himself and others) about how physics is impossible. Claude Shannon invented Information Theory partially because he liked the word Boolean. Marie Curie insisted on working in a dilapidated shed.
Turns out maybe you need to be a little weird to operate at the top of the food chain.
And while it’s important not to confuse just being weird with being great at what you do (there are a lot more weirdos than there are effective weirdos), it also yields an interesting insight.
There’s not a right way to do things.
“Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”
or, expanded either further to encompass the wide variety of activities and services that make up the world (my mind jumps to the 18 year old’s that drive tanks in every Army on the planet)
Everything is held together with duct tape.
No one knows what they’re doing.
Everyone kind of sucks at the their job at first.
No one ever finishes their ideal To Do List
and everything still basically turns out alright (at least so far).
That is all.
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