Archive for helmikuu, 2017
This time of the year is really not my thing.
-Hello-oo-oo-o! There’s stuff you should take care of! Take a shower, answer your e-mail, cook some food, vacuum the floor, pay the bills!
-Give me even one good reason why I should bother. / -Well, ehrm… there are social norms… or… I’m sure there’s something…
-Thought so. Get back to me if you actually come up with a proper argument. / -Fuck.
-Damn. What’s the time? (Alarm didn’t work.)
-Half past ten. Well, that’s not so bad. For a moment there I was afraid that I had slept past noon again.
[Three hours later] -Well fuck.
(I’m pretty sure that aliens abduct me repeatedly. I can’t think of anything else to explain how I can just lose several hours
and afterwards have no idea where that time has gone.)
-I’d like to discuss social topics in my blog more often. Comment on stuff that’s important to me.
-But many subjects are so multilayered and complicated that I don’t feel that I know enough to be able to form a well-reasoned and
researched opinion about them. I don’t have enough time to study everything as deeply as I feel I should before I could offer a reasonable
and informed argument on some specific topic. It can often be hard to even determine how reliable different sources are!
-Most people don’t seem to perceive their lack of knowledge as an obstacle to voicing their opinions.
-Yeah. But there are so many of them already, I doubt it would do any good for me to join in too.
-It’s hard to come up with ideas. Again.
-Maybe Oblique Strategies would help?
-Well that was easy.
(Jos joku ei tiedä, niin Oblique Strategies on Brian Enon ja Peter Schmidtin kehittämä, alunperin korttipakkamuotoinen apuväline esimerkiksi ideoiden kehittelyyn ja luovien blokkien ratkaisuun. Nykyään siitä löytyy useampiakin online-versioita, kuten vaikka tämä.)