The Right Words Just In A Different Order
So, do we think that having the right words but in a different order is a good or a bad thing? I suppose it depends on the context and probably a few other things that I am unaware of, something to do with copyright and intellectual property, maybe.
Who knows? It's a red herring anyway (Do red herrings even exist?) So many questions.
I have lost my thread because I have just noticed a huge splodge of candle wax on my jumper. Normally I wouldn't be that bothered, I am not a 'dedicated follower of fashion' but this one is relatively new and I have enjoyed wearing it of late.
Sad but true, being a creature of habit and a lifelong subscriber to 'OCD weekly', I am comfortable in the same clothes day in day out and I had grown rather attached to this one.
I do have duplicates of certain clothes, so they never get worn more than once before being washed, just in case you were wondering. I only wear this jumper in the evenings, post bathing. I digress.
Shall we get back to the matter at hand? I was leafing through one of my notebooks and found a passage that I wanted to share with you. It's not possible for us to read or listen to every piece of literature or watch every video, so I like to pass on the occasional snippet, in the hope that someone gets as much pleasure from it as I did.
In this instance, it was a video. I had no idea of who was speaking but I caught a line or two and thought that the words were worth writing down.
Before adding them to this post I decided to double-check that I had them verbatim, if you're going to quote someone you may as well be accurate.
After finding what I thought was the original recording, I began playing it and reading through my notes, it was then that I realised that the version I was listening to wasn't the same as the one I had written down
I was befuddled. I checked the YouTube transcript and found that the recording I had first made a note of had been coupled together with some other literature. Now you can relate to the start of this post.
At what point does one become the other? I mean how much of the original text needs to be present for it to remain 'original' or is it just a case of adding a sentence or two and you're good to go with your own piece?
Anyway, I'm just thinking aloud. Let's get to it. In the end, I found the right clip, it was from Joe Rogan's podcast and the author of the following was Guy Ritchie. This is just a short extract for you to mull over or discard, as is your right.
"if you don't own something you're not the boss, you have to take full responsibility for everything that you do. Why be subservient you must be the master of your own kingdom.
You've gotta own that, you can't just walk into things with your eyes half-open, you're walking into things with your eyes fully open you've got to know what you're getting into. You have to take possession of your life.
This is a thought process you have to constantly reaffirm, there's something I did. You drift on this point, right? It is whatever form of meditation or mantra that you decide to espouse.
There needs to be some period in your day where you remember that there's a world out there trying to tell you who you are and a world in here, that's trying to tell you who you are.
Now, where do you want to put your 'X'? Because the world outside is very noisy and very tempting."
There we have it, thoughts for a Friday evening. Have an outstanding weekend my friends.