Intelligent Design
April 2, 2007

Typos are a good thing sometimes. Take this classic typo today in a chatroom:

I am of today.

Now, what the dude meant was ... for once he had the day off work after working 34928057234059823 days in a row.

But really ... how existential is this?

I am of today. Doesn't that hold true for all of us?

Despite the fact that many of us worry incessantly about the future and many of us live or are controlled by our pasts ... we are actually simply beings of today.

Many cultures, most notably the American southwestern native tribes, have no verb tense for future or past. Instead, time ... such as it is ... was notated by the context. I am going up the mountain. I am going up the mountain yesterday. Sounds strange to us since we're so incredibly ruled by time, counting the minutes until our time is "our own" again instead of the clock's or the spouse's or "the man's."

Those who don't recall the past are doomed to repeat it.
Those who don't plan for the future are doomed to live it.

And yet ... really ... that is a true phrase: I am of today. I can choose my own destiny, my own outcomes, my own "tapes" to play in my head ... today.

I am of today.

Posted by Red Monkey at April 2, 2007 7:43 PM | People Say I Have ADHD, But I Think - Hey Look, A Chicken | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

Well...I'm honored to of the 1st one to comment. (and I feel pretty "speshl" to have inspired you so)

April 2, 2007 7:53 PM


MsDemmie said:

So , so true - see philosophy can occur in the chatroom!

April 3, 2007 5:40 AM


Red said:

Wow, I see you have on your teacher hat today. So true and as always so well said.
Thanks you

April 3, 2007 7:56 AM


kevin said:

redmonkey's is nice

April 4, 2007 4:19 PM


kevin said:

redmonkey's is the stle

April 4, 2007 4:20 PM
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