Thursday, February 11, 2010

Out of the box thinking, and other stuff.

The out-of-the-box idea

here's an idea. think of god as a corporation, rather than an individual. there can be one "god corporation" in a specified geographic area (however large you want to define it). Say that "god corporation" has all the answers to everything and knows everything. And say "god corporation" is made up of hundreds of individuals who specialize in knowing about certain things. Each individual might not exclusively know all the answers to everything, but they might know all the answers about one subject.

i guess i was just sitting pondering while studying statistics and thinking it just seems so impossible for one being to know literally everything. but i'll be the first to admit that my reasoning can be rather flawed. I don't claim to have all the information there exists to really make a valid assumption. just a thought.

Moving onto my next subject of pondering....

Theory 1
it seems people are most susceptible to raging hormones and emotions from their early teens all the way to approximately the age of 23. Some a little younger, some a little older. it seems like during those years is when a person has the greatest chance of forming these reactions into habits of behavior.

Theory 2
there are certain growth experiences a person can have during the latter part of these years that can refine the person's natural impulses to respond with high and damaging emotions. These experiences can include serving a mission, serving in the military, or going to prison. The person consciously works to suppress the outward response to those urges. In doing this constantly over a long period during these formative years, a person can potentially prevent themselves from creating a habit of high emotional behavior.

Let it be known that I am not suggesting:
  • a person will automatically be refined of these potential characteristics if they go through some sort of growth experience as previously mentioned.
  • a person cannot refine their character through means other than those mentioned.
What I am suggesting, as merely a hypothesis, is that maybe those growing experiences accelerate the ability of a person to create habits of behavior that are less abrasive, if they so choose. Those long periods of designated time to some growth experience (military, prison, mission) create more scenarios for the individual to practice the behavior they want to emulate, thus forming the habit quicker.

Idea number 3

Awhile back I had this thought, but I am recording it now since it has not been recorded previously. When a person experiences a relationship breakup, there are one of two generally possible outcomes: really bad, or good. We all can think of an example of a really bad breakup.

Might I suggest an example of a good breakup. Two people agree to quit dating with no intended harm to the others' feelings. They aren't entirely motivated by selfish desires.

Lets examine the really bad breakup scenario. It might be easier to "get over" the ex due to a number of variables. These include:
  • They had some major character flaws that you simply overlooked during the relationship
  • The relationship had major problems at any given point
  • They were such a jerk in the actual breakup that your feelings for them are forever destroyed
But when none of these conditions exist, it may not be quite as easy to "get over the ex." My theory is that in this latter category, when the relationship was good, the person was good, and the breakup was good, that you don't necessarily "get over" the ex. It might be more likely that you learn to live without the ex. The feelings don't entirely go away, you just learn to file them away in the archives rather than keeping them in active work in progress.