Sunday, May 25, 2014

MBWS: Suffuse

"When politics and religion are intermingled, a people is suffused with a sense of invulnerability and gathering speed in their forward charge, they fail to see the cliff in front of them."
 - Frank Herbert

I don't like talking about politics or religion (though I have no problem with spirituality), largely because of how easy it is to lose sight of that cliff, and then fall off of it to my blog-death. Sure, if I found audience members who agreed with my point of view, it'd be relatively to turn them into fanatics, but my views tend to be... a little out there.

"Editor, n, ... Master of mysteries and lord of law, high-pinnacled upon the throne of thoughts, his face suffused with the dim splendors of Transfiguration, his legs intertwisted and his tongue a-cheek, the editor spills his will along the paper and cuts it off in length to suit."
 - From "Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce

There's no editor here, on DreamClassier, as such. No overseer with delusions of brevity. If, however, I were to try to write for a larger establishment, there is no doubt I would find one critiquing my words.

I assure you, not all editors are so suffused with self-importance, and many are only looking out for their writers' best interests. Admittedly, sometimes we can go on a rant for longer than is truly necessary. Editors are there to reign us in.

"I see a lot of change, a lot of opportunity. We're not just talking about taking the advances of the past and suffusing them out into one hundred percent of companies. We're talking about new waves, and new ways of thinking about the Internet, and that's going to keep all of our jobs very, very exciting."
 - Bill Gates

The advances of the past is what really separates the present from the past: without those ways, we're just doing everything the same as they've always been done, and that is wasteful of the advances that have been made. Discovery of new things and new ways of doing things isn't cheap, not in monetary value and not in intellectual value, and it is in all of our best interests to suffuse our lives with those ideas.

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