Dwight, You Ignorant Slut

Real, man

Gotta be real!

Livin that real life

What real means is beyond me honestly

Right

What’s the criteria?

It’s hard to know, man

Liposuction

!

Ya know?

what else

Anything said confidently.

Hard to know what’s real

first of all, why do we care about real?

well

knowing what’s real is necessary for establishing anything whatsoever

and the popular establishment of things is necessary for cooperation and community

obviously

Knowing what is real is fundamental for one’s existence and action in the world

I guess

What is real, then, is the most important

yeah… this is a conclusion both commonly accepted and fairly easy to reach

but I’m not sure that people act as though what is real is most important

And I think that some might act as if what is apparent is most important, perhaps mistaking through shallow analysis something’s exterior for its most fundamental

I’m rambling

On some level I think the reason for my struggle with the topic of reality lies in a sort of conflict between the literal and the not-that

The things I create

And the things I read

are possibly the most real things to me

There’s a reason I don’t care about most things

Most things just aren’t that real to me

Even though they are quite real in an objective sense

But I still have yet to arrive at the heart of the issue

Kanye has this line in one of his songs where he asks, and I’m paraphrasing, when the last time was that a genius wasn’t crazy

Interesting thought

Obviously he’s talking about himself so that sort of cheapens it

but

I think there’s something very important there

and it’s this

The people who are smart enough or shrewd enough or uniquely equipped in some way to figure things out about the world or pioneer significant progress in some domain of one of the applied sciences and/or knowledge itself have, as it seems to me, acted counter-culture

Reality is not socially constructed.

So what about fiction

If what is real exists external to an individual and lies in the natural processes of the universe,

why do man made things wield so much power and beauty

aaaaand reality just became a question of the arts and humanities

geez

ok so obviously it’s because they are individual accounts of the objective world

intellectual power is due to the extent that a given work wields the insight to pinpoint and portray accurately what is most real

though not necessarily doing so by means of devices which operate in the same mode or context as the piece of reality they pinpoint

E.G. – I’m not a fan of the Office, but if you happened to garner any moral truth from your perhaps godlessly uncontrolled binges and then been able to apply it in your own life,

even if you only learned such a lesson because the situation portrayed in the sitcom was analogous to your own circumstances,

then you still construed truth (hypothetically, I’m not confident in what the Office has to offer) from something modally and contextually divergent.

And emotional power is due to the extent to which subjective impression and/or experience of objective reality is poured into the work

Perhaps other factors as well

I’m tired so, that’ll do for now

I’ve also revisited this article several times now

which is odd

usually my rambly blog articles are a wham, bam, thank you ma’am situation

But I wrote that “im tired” line weeks ago

And now, though it is applicable, it is the middle of the day instead of the middle of the night

Which means I can take my thoughts further and seize this wonderful opportunity for increased precision

But im tired

of this article

and I have little doubt that you are too

So I’ll end this by commenting briefly on my tendency to assume an audience and the utter grief I experience on account of not being able to understand why considerations of external perspective interact so fundamentally with my own inspirations

ok bye


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