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We are one tonight.

Interdependence: a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities. (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=interdependence)
Collision: (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together. "the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction"(http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=collision) This doesn't mean the entites become one, but that they interact and affect each other.
Butterfly Effect: the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=butterfly%20effect)

I exist. Because I exist and I am sitting in this chair that means a few things: 1. You are not sitting in this chair. 2. If this chair was vacant that would mean that the total mass of the universe would be slightly different.
The point of this post will be simply this: everything effects everything. Me typing the letter "M" randomly in this post has changed the course of the world. The Butterfly Effect, which should be known as the Seagull Effect except for the fact that some dummy decided that butterflies were more poetic (obviously they had never been to Hull in October), is an idea that states that the most minuscule change in conditions can have massive effect on the outcome of a situation. This is a branch of chaos theory...which is so interesting and massive that I'll just say that one of its ideas is that a slight change in the originating conditions of something can completely change its outcome. (if I place a marble in a spot and let it role and then repeat the experiment placing the marble an inch to the left the outcome could be radically different.) Obviously the more simple the situation the smaller the change. That also means that the more complex the situation the larger the change.
Think of it. If everything affects everything that means that everything matters. If God had told Noah to put three lions onto the ark instead of two the state of the world today could be entirely different.

Liberty: The idea behind the political philosophy of Liberty (yes, it's a pronoun) is that we ought to have the freedom to do whatever we want (legally) as long as we do not harm (or affect) other people. Total Liberty is impossible outside of self-destruction...maybe not even that. Everything we do affects another person. If I go for a walk it may rain next week...if I don't go for a walk it might not, and yet it might. If I buy a deck of cards I could be changing someone's business forever. I would put them under or "negatively affect" another person harm "their liberty" How far should liberty go? How can I know what will and what will not affect someone else? Should I be put in jail for buying a deck of cards? I think my idea of Liberty is majorly flawed. I need to rethink myself. I know that some of it is right, but not all of it. Clearer definitions of hurt, affect, and power over self must be made.

Individualism: a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence(http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=individualism) Independence: freedom from control or influence of another or others (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=independence)
Independence is a fairy tale. No, fairy tale is too good a word. That implies that it is a good impossibility not a bad one. It's bogus. It does not exist. We cannot change the fact that everything we do affects other people. And everything they do affects us. We cannot be independent. To attempt to do so is like believing cars do not exist, and therefore walking across an six lane highway won't be a problem. Grace has been saying this for years. People have been saying it for...a lot longer. God said that it was not good for man to live alone, so he created Eve. When that happened...man could no longer live alone whether he wanted to or not.

Community: (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other. (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=community)
I think it is overtly clear that people were meant to live in community.
Psalm 133:1 says "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is/For brothers to dwell together in unity! "
People matter. Not only because they take up physical space, or because they are unique, or because they affect us. But because they are. We are all connected to each other. We are all islands. But the waves that crash up against our shores and go back out to flood someone else's beach...that sounded a lot smarter in my head...but it works.

We are one and we are 6 billion. Everything affects everything. Everything matters. There is no random event, there can be no coincidences. Jimmy Eat World has a song called "Let it Happen" one of the lines is "Collision is such an ugly sound" I know I'm twisting their words for effect, but...collision is beautiful. The point there two bodies, or entities collide and affect one another is beautiful. God's way of ordering the universe is beautiful. No man is an island. And if he is, he isn't.

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Why I post so rarely.

I have a lot of thoughts that run through my head, but I don't like sharing them with large groups of people, and especially don't like sharing them when I don't have control over who reads it ;) There IS more too it than that, but I haven't figured it all out. So, yeah. That is why I don't post very often, I don't like posting my thoughts to a bunch of people very much, unless I'm feeling emotional and it's really late :P

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A day of (almost) silence. This post is gonna morph...I can feel it.

It's 7:54 PM, April 13th, I'll post this tomorrow, or today, depending on your reference point. I've perhaps said a dozen words in the last twelve hours. That's a dozen too many. I'm starting to feel like a jerk for not answering people's chats, I should have stayed invisible, but I wanted to put up my status.
Yesterday evening I decided to try to go all of today without talking. At maybe around ten I said "yes" by accident when Grace called my name. Around two I asked Roelof where he'd gone, at about four Jonathan tricked me into saying "I have no idea", and about an hour ago Katie came in and asked me a question, to which I responded "yes" and promptly put my hand over my mouth. I'm learning a lot today. Both about the selfishness of not saying anything, and the selfishness of saying too much. I've seen situations gloss over that would have exploded if I hadn't kept my mouth shut.
Is it selfish to keep all your idea's to yourself? Yes, yes I think it is.
It is selfish to spout everything that comes into your head? Yes, yes I think it is.
If you keep all your ideas to yourself, quite honestly people miss out on the possibility of benefiting from your unique perspective of the world. (All idea's and philosophies are influenced by the person who thinks of them, to be able to share that influence with other people gets everyone closer to truth)
If you spout all your ideas obviously people wont want to listen, but more importantly, you'll never have time to listen to others, or give them a chance to tell you something.
So, before I get into an interesting idea, I'll finish up my silent-day experience. I gotta say it's been mad fun! And it's also made me think I'm an introvert, or possibly an Ambivert. (Break the braintype mold!) I've had a blast working by myself almost the entire day, talking to no one and not really hanging around people much. It all seems quite selfish, and is way too much fun to be good for me. But really, I believe it has been. I've wanted to do this for as long as I can remember, several times I've tried but not told anyone than mum would say "Michael Lawrence, answer me!" However, I've also felt a strong desire a few times to talk to my friends. I'm not sure that's Extroverted or what.

Now, back to what I wanted to talk about, but kept myself on track for your benefit. If you think about it, every living person is like a massive data base. Even a five year old has ruffly five years of information stored in that little head of theirs. When you ask someone of, say, twenty three what their favorite book is you are asking someone who has maybe read 100 books (Quite possibly many more) to pick one that stood out the most, thats an incredible resource, and an incredible sort or "store house" of information. I don't mean to treat people like machines, but I think that's kind of interesting. When you ask people the right question you are getting accese to something that is unique, every living person that walks, joggs, runs, bikes, drives on this earth has something that is wholly theirs, and that no one else can realize completely, or discover wholly on their own. I'm still boggled by most of it, but I think I see a little bit of the uniquensss of people. Being unique "just like everybody else" doesn't make you any less unique. Just as being human "just like everybody else" doesn't make you any less human. If everyone is smart, everyone is still smart.

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