I've been "away" for a while, working on my companion blog, about NASA and the Space Shuttle, and so on.
During this experience and in other areas of my life, I've been grappling with the idea of originality. I realize in an atomic way, my actions and thoughts and so on are unique and original: no one else has the same thoughts and actions in this moment in time as I do, and is therefore original.
This does not really satisfy, however, because thought concepts about what I think about already exist, or other people are better at it than I am. Example:
Throughout my space blog, I starting thinking of space advocacy groups and discovered there already is one. I also thought I was creating a cool blog, but there's other sites that are devoted to space with much more detail and resource than me.
So, what am I contributing? Yes, it's my unique perspective on it all, but how does that further the cause or how does that benefit anyone? For me, it's expression of writing what I experience and hopefully inspiring others (and myself).
Oh well. Here I am again, a new post, a new day, a return to blogger. Let's see what happens.
Dec. 28, 2011 - Day 656
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