Monday, April 06, 2009

metaDRAMA: Too Long For Twitter

Still not using Twitter. But if I were, I'd be mulling over this old unquestioned chestnut:

Minds are like parachutes; both work best when open.
Except that's not true, is it? I mean, a parachute works best at breaking your fall when it's open. But it would be pretty terrible if your parachute were open when trying to board the plane, or trying to jump out of it. In fact, that's the very reason they're closed in the first place. The moral is either (A) sometimes your mind has to be closed (i.e., creativity requires being stubborn to a certain degree) or that (B) being open means not accepting anything at face value: it's not right just because people have been doing or saying it for years.

Either way, you're probably going to get tangled up in a propeller.

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