Saturday, June 18, 2011

For Lack of An Off Switch or A Mute Button

I think about you all the time
But I don't need the same
[If you get] lonely where you are, come back down
I won't tell 'em your name.

-"Name" by Goo Goo Dolls

Everybody's looking for something...
I wanna know what's inside you...
Sweet dreams are made of this,
Who am I to disagree?

-"Sweet Dreams" by Eurythmics

My mind is a whirlwind of activity, always running, and only under pressure or particularly strong inspiration can I tether it to certain area or focus.

Critical thinking, open-ended homework projects were always fun for me, and I've been guilty of building concepts for other people. Sure, I know they're using me, but as long as I get paid, I don't have a problem with it.

Especially when the payment isn't financial in nature.

I'm not saying I help people cheat, or let them steal my ideas. Ideas can't be stolen, taken or sold, only their manifestations. And I don't give away answers, I just help with the framework and small details that the judges ask but the students don't think to answer.

I like having that inspiration, otherwise my imagination goes everywhere. Good thing I don't work for the government...