I have a whole system of thought based on something I call "Perspective Evolution."
I think the essence of the idea is to stress that we’re somehow too invested in the finish line. Too invested in the answers. I think it was Paris Hilton who said, “the knowing pose questions, while the unknowing answer.” We’re too invested in “truth.”
This is why there’s a constant process of eroding false truths, an immortal devil's advocate always challenging our current reality. We erect towers only to tear them down, and build them up again. We create monsters only to conquer them, and have them return. It is the story of our lives.
This is why I’m pretty sure Michael Jackson is someday going to make a comeback.
This is why the most important cast member on any of these reality shows we sweat is the person we [yin] to [yang].
The only truth is there is no truth. Isn’t that the only paradoxically “true” statement we can really make?
I believe everyday, every individual experiences something that previous to the experience they would have thought impossible. And it can range from trivial -- I can’t believe Larry the bagel guy called in sick. Impossible! To fantastical -- I can’t believe Larry the bagel guy is actually a world-class spy, on an undercover mission that he is now endangering because he has fallen in love with me, one of his fake customers.
The never-before-conceived happens every day. The problem is we don’t believe it until we see it.
Sometimes it’s subtle, and not immediately identifiable.
Sometimes it’s very straightforward. As in this piece on old myths related to winning in the NFL.
But you could do a "shattering old myths" piece every ten years, on just about any subject. We create the myths for them to be shattered. Our records are meant to be broken.
So, I don’t know. That’s it. I wanted to link the NFL piece on ESPN. Here it is again.
So yeah …
Now you go get ‘em tiger!!!