Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Profundity

I've come to a point where I'm just mature enough to realize that I am still immature in many, many ways. For example, I have always tended to think that whatever I'm interested in at that very moment must be the coolest thing to be interested in. I've been really into Doctor Who (British science fiction show) lately, and now when I meet someone who has never heard of it I am inevitably surprised by the fact. There is no reason for everyone in the world to suddenly know about this TV show just because I really like it. In fact, a few months ago, I had never heard of it.

I guess the fact that I'm realizing that I do this is a good sign. I've been consciously trying not to think of myself as the center of everything now.

Another random thought... why do we think of time as being linear when almost everything else in nature is kinda circular? The water cycle is a circle: water evaporates and turns into clouds then turns into rain and fills the lakes and oceans and then evaporates and starts over. The seasons are circular as well. It is always the same pattern every year, with spring, summer, autumn and winter repeating themselves. If that is a pattern found throughout nature, could time have some circular elements as well?

Just speculating. Even though time travel is inherently paradoxical, it is fun to think about the possibilities.

~Jane~

5 comments:

Marian said...

I hadn't thought of that before... Definitely, measuring time by years/decades/centuries is linear. The 24-hr system is circular, though. :)

And I'm just like you when it comes to my interests/hobbies... We once did a class assignment in Spanish, where everyone had to name a celebrity. It was an evening class, I was tired and drawing a blank; so I wrote down Adam Young/Owl City. The student who got my celebrity didn't recognise him. Luckily, the professor replaced the name and didn't make a fuss, but it was still embarrassing...

Ashley said...

TO THE FUTURE!

I wish Time travel was real...but than again...maybe I don't.

I've heard of Dr. Who...I just haven't watched it. But maybe I should...or would I become addicted? lol

Elizabeth said...

I know what you mean by seeing how immature we are. I have noticed this, and have tried to fix it. We have a hard time comprehending things outside of linear time, because it appears linear to us. I don't know if that makes any sense.
~Elizabeth

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