All my life I realized I thought differently than everyone else...
I think I think a lot more "normally" now than I ever have in my life...
Which is not to say that I am brilliant or a moron.. Probably somewhere in between...
I just always saw things from a different angle from most...
I guess it's not that uncommon... Think about it, they say there are two things about comedians...
2: they see the world differently than the rest of us do...
Not that I am very funny
In any case.. I guess that's why a conspiracy theorist.. or at least considered one...
I always doubt everything.. I doubt the news (have had enough personal experience with it to know how truthful it is) I doubt the conspiracy theories.. I doubt it all... and keep reading... Sometimes I find something that I think people here will find interesting, or I am curious of an outside of that world opinion (ever read the comments on those threads? they are better than the articles..) so I post it here.. You get comments from both sides here... Providing insight into whatever the issue is.. I may be wrong, but aside from planning rides.. I kinda assumed that's what this place was all about (the conversation and opinions.. not conspiracy theories.. dont go there
I think seeing things different over the years has made me better not worse at my job... I am familiar with Occams razor... That said.. In general if I was being called to look into something.. and say I was the 3rd person to look at it.. I wouldnt start back over with all of the obvious, I would assume my people knew what they were doing.. and I would think more "what haven't they tried" than ... "reboot" (sorry. windows joke)
Made a lot of stupid mistakes, but did my best to remember them.. Aside from crashing motorcycles.. I'd say I have been pretty good at not repeating.. and hell on that front I have never crashed the same way twice.. So I figure I have only 1001 more crashes to go or so before I eliminate all of the common ways you can crash a bike
In any case.. A buddy of mine whom I respect a lot told me I had to read the 4 hour work week... I normally am not a big fan of fad diets or self help type books... It's sitting in my bag.. a little more than halfway through... but.. reading it I realized.. That guy thinks just like I do. I dont think I could have wrote the book nearly as well (I also think he could have maybe wrote it a bit better.. but hell I think the Pats could have played a bit better of a game last week... not that I could have personally.. but.. whatever)
now all of that was leading to this.
I am going to quote someone who did speak a lot better than me... The first quote was from the 4 hour work week book... The others I just looked up to post here (wouldnt want to misquote no?)
Everything popular is wrong.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
This one sums up this post pretty well
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.