Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Googling "meaning of poop"

I've developed an annoying habit off late. Good, but annoying. Not sure how I developed it, but it's good that I did, yet annoying.

What's the habit you ask? It's wherein I go over each and everything that happens to me. Break it down to pieces. Go over those pieces in various perspectives and finally settle on one perspective with a much better clarity.

I spent the last 30 minutes re-phrasing the previous sentence in the google search box to find a suitable word. Not a good method to do so. Someone ought to come up with an app, which would combine the English dictionary, grammar and permutations & combinations formulas. 30% equity, please.

Now, what I've realized is, that this is a good defense mechanism but there are two annoying sidekicks of this pattern.
One, It is agonizingly slow. I usually get hit with an epiphany of alternate perspectives about 8 to 9 days after an event occurs.
Two, when that does happen, the complexity overdose is overwhelming requiring multiple self-reflections and commiserations. Or in English, I feel like a 9 year old who's found out that Santa Claus is not real. My apologies to all the 8 year-olds reading this blog.

Whatever I felt earlier was the best thing in the world, suddenly seems like human discharge (This is where the blogpost title comes into relevance. You are in for a surprise when you hit the search button!), and what I once thought was nasty, seems..alright!

"Dude, I came here to read cycling and stuff man. Why you no write racing stories?"

The reality is, I came up with 6 different drafts over the last 5 weeks describing each week's proceedings, but I was not satisfied with any of them. After much self reflection and head-scratching, I've realized that that was happening because I hadn't yet received the required quota of epiphanies to truly understand what had happened.
So, I've come up with a strategy. I will post weekly updates every Thursday but with a week's delay.
More time = better clarity = Funnier blog to read

Sounds good? Cool!

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