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I Wonder...


AFriendlyFace

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I tend to wonder about a few things. Here's a sample:

 

About This Site

 

I wonder how I can change the email address on my profile when I don't know my password (it stores it and logs me in automatically), and can't get it emailed to me since the email address isn't correct.

 

I wonder what RSS feeds are.

 

I wonder why it only lets me quote 10 times in a post (then it just shows the words "[ quote ___ ... / quote] " ), but then if I try to add a second post right behind that to finish what I was saying, It appends the new post to the previous post and usually does the new additional quotes correctly.

 

About Life

 

I wonder if anyone ever stops, "Spinning their wheels" or if they simply give up and go to something else and/or lower their goals/expectations so that they seem to make progress.

 

I wonder why everyone (myself included) makes it so much more complicated than it needs to be, and why we all, at least occasionally, need to get our priorities straight.

 

I wonder why it does seems so much like a book or movie sometimes, filled with irony and unbelievable coincidences.

 

I wonder if anything's ever black and white (I don't really think so).

 

I wonder why no one is ever satisfied (for long).

 

About Myself

 

I wonder if I'll ever make up my mind...about anything

 

I wonder if I'll ever consistently manage to focus on my goals and do what needs to be done to attain them instead of just realizing what needs to be done then wandering off.

 

I wonder if any of my goals even particularly matter. Accomplishing them or failing to accomplish them really won't effect how I feel long term anyway.

 

I wonder if I'm extroverted or introverted. I like people, but I often live in my head. Perhaps I should just invite everyone else to live in my head with me....naw there's not even enough room for me as it is.

 

I wonder if I create my own problems to keep myself entertained.

 

I wonder why I have to keep everyone else entertained.

 

I wonder why the abstract is so much more appealing to me than the concrete; why, for me, subjective things are so much preferable to objective things.

 

About Others

 

I wonder why "A" never applies herself, but doesn't seem to be afraid of failure

 

I wonder why "B" refuses to try things on the basis that he might enjoythem.

 

I wonder why "C" consistantly changes her mind, but still thinks each time will be different.

 

I wonder why "D" chooses to live with irreconcilable points of view instead of just changing his mind about some of them.

 

I wonder what "A-Z" (and beyond) really think about themselves, each other, and me.

 

***please note A, B, C, and D all represent people I know in the flesh, and have physically interacted with and not anyone I know from GA.

 

About Philosophy

 

I wonder if my colour blue and your colour blue look the same. Or if perhaps what I percieve to be blue is exactly what you percieve to be red and we just call them opposite terms and see them in different objects. (I'm not just talking about colours either).

 

I wonder why the theory of parsimony is the gold standard when so many things in life, the mind, and even nature are anything but parsimonious.

 

I wonder why "I think therefore I am" finally did it for Descartes. After wondering so much about the existence of everything else I'd have had no trouble thinking my thinking was the thought of by something else.

 

I wonder how eternal life or final death will/would work. I can't quite get my head around existing eternally or simply ceasing to be. Reincarnation seems, to me, more implausible than either in pure logistical terms. Yet the concept of breaks in awareness is slightly easier for me to swallow. I could see "starting over" with no memory or anything else...it's just implausible and not in line with my personal beliefs.

 

I wonder why.

 

 

 

 

If anyone has any insights into any of these quandaries, or simply more questions of their own, I'd love to hear them.

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I tend to wonder why I can't stop biting the skin around my nails.

 

And why people like Marylin Manson...or Marylin Monroe.

 

And why do I feel like a dirty old man everytime I looked at my friend, ever since he shaved his beard?

 

And how do babys learn to speak?

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Hey Maya :)

 

Well obviously I don't really know the answers to those questions, but I'll take a stab at a few theories of my own. :P

 

I tend to wonder why I can't stop biting the skin around my nails.

Old habits die hard, and this is a habit quite a few people have. Some people would tell you it's related to anxiety or OCD, but I think it's just something a lot of people get used to doing have trouble stopping. "Grooming behaviour" is very common in our branch of the evolutionary tree ;):boy:

 

And why people like Marylin Manson...or Marylin Monroe.

I'd say for Marylin Manson it's just shock value mostly. Marylin Monroe, the glamour and beauty probably appeal to people. Perhaps in some cases people just really like their work too lol. No, telling who someone's going to like or why.

 

And why do I feel like a dirty old man everytime I looked at my friend, ever since he shaved his beard?

All I could guess is that you're just not used to looking at him like that.

 

And how do babys learn to speak?

Well I think the scientific answer is something like...People in general are "wired" to acquire language and babies brains in particular are filled with all sorts of neural connection which make them particularly good learners. They also go through a specific babbling stage during which they have the ability to make any "human noise". The ones that they hear the most are retained and language goes from there, the ones they don't need are gradually proned away (to make for more efficient use of what's retained). This is why it's much easier for young children in general to learn a new langauge.

 

 

Of course all that's just my own hunch about things (and what I've heard), no telling if those answers will seem definitive enough for you or not :boy::)

 

Have an awesome day! :)

Kevin

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During my time spent wandering around samsara, I've found that the question is often times more important than the answer.

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I wonder why I wonder at all. I wonder why I am inclined to ask questions, to sometimes go against the grain, and to insist on being my own person when so many things in life suggest that I should simply conform to the majority. Therefore, I wonder if there is even a red or blue at all, and why I would so easily accept that those colours and their respective classifications actually exist and find it so hard to belive that there is some place of wonder that exists on the other side of a bridge comprised of those two and several other colours whose existence I also accept. I wonder if its my ability and desire to wonder that keeps me wondering and prevents me from so easily folding on so many issues.

 

I don't think I exist because I think, because I'm sure that many of us can attest to the existence of many a thoughtless person. Indeed, the world may be a better place if those people simply ceased to exist because of their thoughtlessness, but that does not appear to be the case. I think therefore I am thoughtful.

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I wonder why I wonder at all. I wonder why I am inclined to ask questions, to sometimes go against the grain, and to insist on being my own person when so many things in life suggest that I should simply conform to the majority.

Well I think it's because you've got integrity and courage. It's awesome that you stand for your convictions!

 

Therefore, I wonder if there is even a red or blue at all, and why I would so easily accept that those colours and their respective classifications actually exist and find it so hard to belive that there is some place of wonder that exists on the other side of a bridge comprised of those two and several other colours whose existence I also accept. I wonder if its my ability and desire to wonder that keeps me wondering and prevents me from so easily folding on so many issues.

Probably, but we wouldn't have gotten far without people who were willing to do stand up for what they believe. I think you'll make quite a positive difference - actually I bet you already have ;) .

 

I don't think I exist because I think, because I'm sure that many of us can attest to the existence of many a thoughtless person.

:lmao:

Indeed, the world may be a better place if those people simply ceased to exist because of their thoughtlessness, but that does not appear to be the case. I think therefore I am thoughtful.

**claps** well said! :2thumbs:

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During my time spent wandering around samsara, I've found that the question is often times more important than the answer.

 

Getting the questions right often invovles more effort than getting the answers.

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I wonder what RSS feeds are.

 

Go down to the FCX and get a bag of Purina RSS Chow. It's a bit dry, though.

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I wonder if my colour blue and your colour blue look the same. Or if perhaps what I percieve to be blue is exactly what you percieve to be red and we just call them opposite terms and see them in different objects. (I'm not just talking about colours either).

 

Color perception is completely subjective and has a lot to do with context.

 

Blue looks great on me, so if I saw you wearing blue and you saw me wearing blue, blue might look better to you than it does to me.

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Ignoring, of course the possiblity that blue looks great on you, too, or the good chance that everything does.

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Ignoring, of course the possiblity that blue looks great on you, too, or the good chance that everything does.

aww thanks! :*)

 

LOL blue's my favourite colour and I have alot of it in my wardrobe, so hopefully it does look good on me.

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