Greetings fellow bags of protoplasm, I’ve only been around here a wee bit, commented on a few things, but if I’ve got the least handle on the phenomenon of internet forums, posting my own content, usually seems like the best way to achieve interactive status in the established group. So here is something I wrote about 10 years ago after someone asked me this question, and I was in a bit of a mood.
Are you “O.K?
I asked, are you “O.K?
I live, I breath, I walk about, I experience being, as to “O.K.” well I’d have to inquire as to the meaning of these overworked letters.
I see absolutely no informative value in the chemical symbols of oxygen and potassium other than both being neccessitive to the functioning of the human biological system, though by no means exclusively so.
But then to take a purely whimsical turn and take it to mean ovulating knowledge, now there is a term pregnant with some real potential.
I suppose it could be antithetical to K,O., ignoring the literal knocked out in favor only of the connotation, hence it meaning not unnaturally unconscious, in that sense, obviously I am O.K.
ahh, then there is the possible zero kilobytes, but then the question would be nonsensical.
and I missed entirely occasionally Kevin, but as I’ve seen this asked of non-Kevins’ I find that meaning exceptionally improbable
have I attained a personal temperature of zero Kelvin? Impossible! My fingers are moving.
I did attend kindergarten so that would be 1/k
I am not a 1000 years old so there again I am O.K.
Well I guess by now you see my point, whether I said yay, or nay to the question, what could it possibly mean?
Why any damned thing I felt like it meaning of course.
It is my considered opinion that we dispense with the question as an example of how much laziness has crept into our interpersonal communications, here in the dawn of the 21rst century.
Consider this, is it possible that we have forgotten, or perhaps have yet to learn, how to communicate authentically, do we actually stop to verify that what we understood someone to say, on the basis of how we interpreted the words they said, or do we make the incredible assumption that of course we did since we speak the same language?
opps, hmmm, hypothetical situation,
Two planes are rerouted enroute, one from Florida, one from Alaska, they land in San Francisco, it is 50 degrees. Now still think we speak the same language?
I just came in from outside, my friend asked is it cold outside? I said no it is quite nice, she came back for a jacket saying “It is freezing out there.
You may think that is not representative of the entire language, it is not hard to show that it is. all language is metaphor, and we all build our own metaphors.
My question is, I wonder if enough of us, give enough of a damn to try to do something about this , and other problems that are destroying our possibility to ever truly be human beings, being human
Amen and Halleweirdja!!
All praise The Mother of Quintessential weirdness, and Father of the Penultimately Strange.
In the holy name of the essentially weird, go ye therefore weirdify all you meet, be sure to blow as many minds as possible, and understand the DNA of any two humans differs by less than about .01% we truly are brothers and sisters, in the biggest dysfunctional family ever.
until next week, here at the one true church of the weirdendential, we wish for you indwelling peace, shared love, and a wonder-full time.