Thursday, April 7, 2011

Waiting for Wisdom--or It never came

Waiting for Wisdom

When people say they gave one hundred and ten percent, they really mean they gave one-hundred percent of their ten percent, which, of itself is a feat.  Most drift by on nine percent and do fine, even excel. The sign of real genius is not what we have termed it or thought it. For instance, wit comes from only using seven of the ten percent. Why? To negate three percent is to shut off all higher thinking. Wit is a defense mechanism. It derives from fast thinking of the lower realms of intelligence; it is the ability to turn the mundane questions into amusing responses; it is a way to avoid having to answer. Eleven percent is not genius either. The eleventh percentile is associated with all things dark. A melancholy person is melancholic because they see the world with the darkness and the light. They are good at making comparisons. This type of demeanor is prone to dwell on death more than life.
Twelve percent is not genius either, unless we consider theologists geniuses. A twelve percenter is prone to see the light out of the darkness, melancholy as a means to bring hope into hopelessness. They are given over to faith and have an uncanny ability to see God in all things. The happiest of all people is a five percenter. They are not persuaded by morals nor do they think outside of terms of biology. They can rationalize any given circumstance under a set of pleasure versus pain principles. The unlucky thirteen percenter is where we find true genius. They, too, are dissuaded by morals, but it is under a higher functioning set of laws. For the artist, the law is aesthetics and creativity; the scientist it is finding the governing universal law—amoral. This small section of society forgets about civilization’s lower or ten-percent laws, and we find it easiest to term them as mad. I am mad, but not a genius, and this is a painful pill to swallow, but that is how I get by: medication, which can boost an eight percenter to thirteen if he or she finds the right combination of hallucinogenic. The check is in the mail.

8 comments:

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  2. Also, the saying "The check is in the mail," is not exactly the same but it is derived from my faulty memory of Ewan McGregor's line when he is coming off of heroin and locks himself in his room in the great film TRAINSPOTTING. Good film if you don't have a fear of needles like I do, and yes, tattoo guns are nothing like the needle that pricks the vein to draw blood--this needle neccesitates the body to feel the alien feeling of metal in flesh. I think it should be illegal to show needle in vein on television... Just my opinion though.

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  3. or does it matter when I am the only one who posts comments. Maybe I will spell more words wrong ans start the revolution, too late, of bad spellers for the sake of keeping the reader's attention. And it would work. A reader would love to say, hey this douche spelled misspelled wrong, and then would realize most writers aren't that smart just perssistant, and it might get them thinkin, " I coold right a book.

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  4. Like I always say reading is for the ignrant, but I could create a new saying that might go like this: Writing is for the boared. Get it. By the way you used "feel the alien feeling" and you always told me that was a no-no, that is should something like "experience the alien feeling." You can't feel a feeling can you. I guess you can but it would be like saying" i feel like I feel good. Come on dumb A**. Step it up a notch or Outstanding Officer Bryan might throw down an ol-fashioned beat down on your artsy ass.

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  5. I think of Tolstoy's opening line to ANNA KARENINA and his use of "family" and "Happiness" and "Unhappiness." What if wrote, "Happy families are all alike; every discontented generation is despondent in its own way." I think it would have been a travesty beyond compare and I also think the repetition of those same words drives home the point better than almost any sentence ever written. I am not on par with Tolstoy but I have unlearned using a thesaurus or of being afraid to use the correct word even though editors discourage such things. Oh well. Feel the feeling damn it, and get over the improper English of the classroom.

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  6. In another realm, Eminem's use of the F word is perfectly legit with me.

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