On Abstractions


Copypasta humor about construction, one of the industries that directly opposes Life for various reasons:

Not all construction work is equally enjoyable. For example, enlarging a drilled hole is boring, but fastening pieces of metal together is riveting.

I’d like to think that I’m a laid back person with a generalist-at-best mental aptitude.

Abstract ideas always lure me in and, perhaps as a consequence, I almost always have an aversion to concrete things like… Most of Reality. I might have delved into kiddie solipsism when I was in preschool, the details of which I vaguely recall now, only the feeling.

That’s why I like broad abstractions like Math, Physics, and Post-structuralism, although it’s a shame that I never got around going deeper into any of it. Maybe in the future, I will. I’d like to learn still, after all, so there’s nothing stopping me, except bills to pay and food to obtain.

What’s weird is, I never enjoyed thinking about anything that much. Wait, let me rephrase: I can only allocate so much of my mental capacity at any one endeavor for a period of time. After that, I’ll have to do something else to recharge my interest. I do overthink about some things from time to time. But I’d rather delegate what I can to others, if it weren’t for the fact that I don’t want to bother people.



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