Did I Write This Week? – The Crushing Weight of the World
Did I Write This Week?
Oh hey, it’s Friday.
Don’t worry, there’s going to be a Zombies and Loathing going up this afternoon if you’re one of the two people who are paying attention to the progress over there.
That reminds me, I need to update the Table of Contents with the new parts. Grumble-grumble.
So what’s going on?
As you may have noticed, we’ve updated our menu bar! It makes more sense and is a little more logically laid out if you come to the site and don’t know who Jon, Scott, Keith and Sophie are. We still need to tighten up a few things up there, but I think it’s a lot cleaner.
Also, Sophie and then Scott have been sick over the last few weeks, which is why there hasn’t been a lot of movement over on 9to5 (illustrated). The snowstorm that triggered the storyline has passed and now the entire city is in the middle of one of those “February thaws” that happen all the time and are totally not unusual. I’m guessing the ending will pop up next week.
So I mean, stuff is happening. Slowly. Just not this week. Or at least, not up until today.
I have the ambitious plan of writing out the final chapter today, but we’ll see how that goes.
Something that’s been nagging me quite a bit is that there seems to be too much to care about. The whole thing of being socially conscious and aware of the world around you is absolutely draining. I’ve read a lot about studies that indicate that our brains are probably not quite sophisticated enough to really cope or understand the full weight of the world that we can subject them to on a regular basis.
We give ourselves access to nearly infinite amounts of knowledge every time we sit down in front of a computer. That same knowledgebase is accessible from the smartphone in our pocket. I think that’s too much.
I don’t know about you but I only have the capacity to care so much about everything.
Maybe that’s part of getting older? When you’re younger you’ve only seen so much. Everything seems like it could change. As you age you witness more and more and at the end of the day you realize how small you are inside the world and just give up? That’s why kids think they can change the world.
It’s that drive that most of the time probably does change the world. Or rather, the ability to know the score and know how futile it is and STILL try to change the world?
I don’t know man.
Have a good weekend.
Keith does all sorts of things here on 9to5.cc, he works with the other founders on 9to5 (illustrated), co-hosts our two podcasts: The 9to5 Entertainment System and Go Plug Yourself and blogs here as The Perspicacious Geek.