Tuesday, March 14, 2017

For entertainment purposes only

One of the happiest days of my life was when a renowned peer reviewed physics journal conducted a scientific study that found there were too many scientific studies. 

This was not a joke. According to the researchers, the exponential growth in the number of papers was making it increasingly difficult for researchers to keep track of all the publications relevant to their work. 

They even coined a term for the phenomenon, attention decay. 

Scientists were being overwhelmed by too much science. 

Words cannot begin to describe the avalanche of joy that this story brings me. When it first came to my attention, I immediately started crying and hugging strangers. 

Sweet merciful mother of god, do I love it when humanity refills the deep wells of the absurd to the very brim. Because it reaffirms the most useful and underrated philosophy of life. 

For entertainment purposes only. 

We’re all familiar with that phrase. It’s usually attached to horoscopes, tabloids, psychic hotlines, fan fiction, reality television and other forms of satirical and absurdist media. Reminding audiences that this is just for show. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 

For entertainment purposes only. 

It’s a disclaimer. A denial. A refusal of reality. A rejection of responsibility. A defensive measure, used generally with the purpose of protecting corporate interests from unwanted legal claims or liability. 

What’s interesting is, it can also become liberating mantra for walking through this world. Especially in modern times. Because nobody knows what to believe anymore. Or who to believe. Or when to believe it. Or why it’s even worth believing in the first place. 

Facts have become obsolete, statistics have become punchlines and truths have become antiquities. 

But isn’t that extraordinary? Isn’t that just a miracle of modern society? We are profoundly lucky to be alive right now. It’s like we’ve been given free front row tickets to the greatest freak show in human history, except there’s no intermission, unlimited popcorn and everyone on the stage is naked. 

And I couldn’t be happier. 

Rand was onto something when she asked:

Why should any living creature exist in pain? By what conceivable right can anyone demand that a human being exist for anything other than his own joy? 

For entertainment purposes only. What a way to live. 

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