No surprise I’d write about this.
Space,the final frontier. And Spock, the final word on life and logic.
Let’s dive right in.
1. Insufficient facts always invite danger. True, true and true. Insufficient data lead to me a more disasters when it comes to social interaction. Insufficient data about people. Insufficient data about visas ( no matter how much research goes into it). Insufficient data on the nature of human relationships. insufficient data leading to horrible judgement of character. I could go on and on all day, but I won’t.
2. In critical moments, men see exactly what they want to see: This might be stepping a little bit on Oscar Wilde’s defence against the La Bouchere trial in 1890, but it’s true and I might as well get a t-shirt made. Who said that was the sign of elegance? Ah yes, Brian Cox. Conformational bias. Often, I’ve seen only what I’ve wanted to see and ended up half conscious in the middle of the night while trying to find the bathroom switch or crying while getting to know the loo better. I don’t need to cite more examples.
3. (This one is from Arthur Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes, but i want to put it in here anyway) When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Amen to that.
4. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one: Completely with Spock when it comes to political or social things, but when it comes to everyday life I’m not really going to get the keychain or the mug. Sometimes, I ( and a lot of other people) don’t put ourselves first as often as we should. Do things for yourself once in a while, drop your plans with whoever and take a nice long drive, switch off your phone and read your favourite book or go for a long walk in the rain, make some hot cocoa and ask your best friend over. Or just go to the beach and look at the sunset with nobody but a Long Island Ice Tea.
Sometimes, it’s just enough to take a deep breath and think about how wonderful it is that your life is only about you and nobody else. Your life is yours and yours alone.
Image of Spock courtesy of Google.