Usually, the difference between good and great is a tiny perceptible thing. A few fractions of a second, the ability to do something just a little bit better, longer, faster, quicker, more consistently than others.
Everyone has the ability to do great things within themselves, why do we seem to settle for the mediocrity of good enough?
This morning someone asked how some lighting worked on a switch that resonated old analog frequencies. I finally explained it in a way they understood using light switched as an analogy to the radio frequency filter. Then I went off on how digital signals work and was having fun while they stared at me like I was a freak. Somehow the difference of performance levels came up when I explained how digital audio is trying to come up with the way to match the warm glow of the natural analog sound coming from the old radio that was fixed by a local man in town.
The first hope is that this shop is mind-blowing with tube amps and all the old analog parts that have given way to really poorly compressed audio optimized for a set of ear buds that everyone is wearing and plugging into their mobile phones. While I think it is great –you don’t’ get the beauty of uncompressed audio with the wonderful sound pressure levels to match.
This thread of thinking led to fitness. I tried to explain just how good the professional athletes are in that they have to train all the time, not because they really want or love to – but that is what is required to really be great at something.
“You are in good shape” was the comment
“I would have to train for 3-4 years to get into good shape” was my response.
Thus, we come to the world of relativity in words, what is good, great, and outstanding?
I know that the meaning of life that I am chasing is about the actual process of love. In the altruistic sense, it is about how well did you love self-lessly. For creative’s this is a bit of a problem, in that we tend to be rather selfish with our time, and our prides likes to creep in and try to trick us that we are somehow “good”
If you ever worked with people that are good. You will find they have a god given natural talent that they took and honed and refined. In athletics, your human body has certain limits where it needs rest periods and various exercises.
With creativity – you will find that your mind never shuts down. The problem is how to create one door for all the stuff to come through inside your mind and focus the thoughts. I still have yet to master this idea, but I have come a long way from the world of the normal creative, and more so with people of the developed world – we have the time and money to go and gain many more experiences than previous generations.
In 20 years, perhaps we will have the ability to get a really nice ability to virtually be anywhere on the planet in fairly dynamic resolution levels with un-noticeable delays.
Is this really good? I am not sure. It is part of the dilemma I have in Switzerland. It is like the creator of the universe has shot me back in time with a social construct where people are more interested in being a decent part of society versus taking the talents to excel those gifts they have.
This way of living does cause problems between a brain wired to think and run fast all the time, and then have to come crashing down to a crawl as one navigates the elements of day to day life. Maybe my problem was I actually took the time in the 1990’s to really study how time was used, what normal society spent it on, and then changed my life to omit the biggest time wasters.
While I became really productive. I also realized much of the world is just trying to get by, survive, live another day. These are the humanistic stories that really have me almost want to walk around with a camera and learn about the people I come in contact with. I have yet to meet one human being that doesn’t have a story in them. (Somewhere months ago I did the “I come from, my name is posts from my first German class – search for it?)
When I did these stories. I didn’t have a camera or the language ability to really get into depths with people, but I captured the basic elements of how they came to Switzerland.
Either I have a mental issue, or I am just odd. I really do want to know a lot about a person in a short time. Most of the world has social barriers or rules, like for example in France you can shop in the same store as your neighbor for 15 years and never learn their actual name. It also could be an American trait where we tend to talk to anyone or anything. Much of the world is more reserved where you have to go through some hoops or do a certain dance to unlock the secret key to be accepted into whatever place you happen to be on the planet.
Maybe I have just outlined why I love the augmanity technology so much. It is a way to bridge all that and hopefully allow people to open themselves more, versus, the current path of most technology with people – either dumb them down or use a fear message for a surveillance society of sorts. “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t’ worry!”
I never worry about the technology. I do worry about how man will use them. Until we make better humans, we are doomed to make some really awful mistakes in our future. (Perhaps it is repeating history mistakes?)
Now I am lost with the writing. I wanted to talk about the mindset of full time creativity in a world that likes a schedule of tasks. It is apparent I need to do more work to explain it better. But it is the feeling of being a racehorse always locked in the starting gate. It isn’t a bad thing – but my god, you do just want to run most days
The rest of the world might be happy to just take a step.
Sorry if this post made little sense. Such is the way life works, some days, just crap comes out. Since these are unedited first drafts about anything…I have to post even the crap. Hopefully you can plant some seeds and grow flowers out of it. Optimism!