Philosophical Observations 15
The goal of any organization is to maximize the value of everything that comes in the door before it goes back out and that includes everything, people and material. At the end of the day, it is all about value.
Luck often sides with the able.
The reason science can't describe reality is the same reason it can't describe a tree. You can draw a picture of a tree, or take a picture, make a movie, even a 3D movie but in the end you only have a partial description no matter how much information you use. Science is in the business of explaining things but the explanations will always be incomplete.
Even if the greatest master in music theory gave the most complete analysis of a piece of music, he could only describe certain aspects. Much better to just listen to the piece of music and let it touch you, move you and carry you away.
The veil between our world and the next is not well understood. Does this concept have meaning? Could it be a myth created by religious zealots? If there is a veil (I believe there is), it is probably everywhere, in other words it has a fractal boundary. At the edges of this fractal structure, the scale is very, very fine and so our connection to this other domain is very weak. The main point is, it takes a large number of people focusing on the same thing to have a pronounced influence, in order to penetrate this veil. If we wanted to measure any form of metaphysical phenomena, we would, by necessity, have to involve a large number of people.
You have been hoodwinked by the greatest salesmen that have ever lived. What did you buy? Central banks create currency out of thin air, the interest you pay on your mortgage, did not exist until the bank created it, and you are paying dearly for this imaginary entity. At the end of the day, the real value of any particular item that we can name is being siphoned off into the hands of the one percent of the one percent, and this is not you.
It is possible to overthink almost any subject and by the time you are finished over-analyzing it, you have a different animal. The value of simple is clarity, the value of clarity is practical application. If you want to apply a principle to your life keep it simple stupid.
In our quest for knowledge, it seems strange, just how dynamic this exploration is becoming. We should ask ourselves, first of all, what is knowable, and secondly, of the things we are able to understand, just how well can we know them. We have entered the information age. Knowledge is doubling in faster and faster cycle times, but as you may have n