What is the most absurd and ridiculous thing you've ever considered, that just might be true, or not?
I love the ridiculous and the absurd that just might be true in the domain of absolute uncertainty, and of the unknown unknown, or what we don't even
know we don't know, which is probably our true condition to begin with (hey there's one).
So what else can we do but speculate until the cows come home, and even if they never do?
Out of this fundamental predicament, within a universe of mind boggling proportion, must arise humor and all manner of nonsense, but when it gets
interesting is when we make such speculations with understanding and awareness that it might very well be true, or not ie: that we might have been
self-deluded in our pretentions and apriori (biased) presuppositions.
Then the stage is set, to the spot lights of crisscrossing reality-tunnels where in truth nobody has the first clue as to what's really going on or
However, all is not lost in the quest for truth if the consideration itself gives rise to what might be thought of as "the humor of true
understanding", which resides in the domain of the knowledge of experience ie: that we are in the predicament of unknowing and uncertainty, with
little choice or options but to at least try to speculate, while perhaps contemplating things that are "out of the box" by any normal or traditional
standards, lest we imprison ourselves in a state of everlasting ignorance.
It is therefore of the gravest and utmost urgency, that we make the attempt to explore the endless domain of the absurd and the ridiculous and the
seemingly impossible, which we would never have considered before for the life of us had we lacked courage or imagination, along with the capacity to
take ourselves (whoever or whatever that might be) infinitely less seriously, and infinitely moreso both at the same time, to generate the space
within which to have fun - or what's the point?
This isn't for the morose or the bitter, this task, or maybe it is, particularly if you were worried that your own humor and mirth and playfulness
might have died on the vine.
For some among us we need to learn how to laugh even in the face of horrific injustices and various betrayals, all of which share a certain ridiculous
absurdity and nonsense at the heart and root of our struggles with our fellow man and with ourselves.
So before you just offer up your favorite crazy-thing, whatever it is, I would like to ask you to pause for a moment and consider instead if there's
something you've missed that's even crazier and wilder in it's speculation, and then tell me that doesn't open you up to wider vistas of possibilities
to consider out of the process of making the inquiry itself.
That's what this thread is for.
And who knows, someone might shed some light in a blindspot or ring a bell capable of resonating throughout all the spheres, and as we all know you
cannot unring a rung bell or unlearn something once known, and if it's funny and humorous and delightful, all the better.
I invite your nonsense, your insanity, your insightful brilliance. Thank you.
edit on 12-8-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)