Be Smart. Get Stupid

Have you ever gone to pour water into your cup and as the water is filled up to the brim and you were ready to drink, you suddenly realize that there are particles in the water that you are not quite comfortable drinking, maybe residue from coffee, grape juice or even a grain of rice and so you dump the water that you’ve patiently waited to acquire from the tap because you know that fresh water from a fresh cup is worth the extra work for.

The same logic can be applied to ones mind. We acquire knowledge for a while and do not understand that the knowledge we’ve acquired is tainted by past experiences and outdated preconceptions and perspectives. We stand to benefit by sometimes emptying our minds of that knowledge that we’ve acquired and starting afresh by rethinking everything we know about a particular subject. And most importantly being ready with an empty mind to receive fresh ideas and perspectives.

A lot of people might consider emptying your mind as stupid but in the long run it is probably the smartest thing one can do for themselves.

So empty your cup and drink up!

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Organized Chaos

Life comes down to what you choose to let your eyes see. Just take a look at something as simple as a busy intersection. You have various brands and sizes of sedans and SUV’s, they all contain different people of different races and backgrounds, all trying to get to different places on the same day at the same time. If an advanced race of alien visitors were to come and observe this simple everyday occurrence, they would find it very complex and most likely chaotic. 

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It might be chaotic, but there is order within that chaos depending on if you let your eyes see it. For example, those organisms whom look aesthetically dissimilar are actually very similar in that they share the same basic physical characteristics (eyes, ears, nose, hair..etc). Also, all those different cars that they are in, are all the same in that they are vehicles. They all obey the same traffic light and sign rules (stop, yield and so forth) and they are all trying to reach a destination. 

Its almost like an orchestra, different instruments play different sounds but they all contribute to the same symphony. The beauty of organized chaos is that it makes one appreciate the grand scheme of things instead of the tiny cogs and widgets that make the scheme. 

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