Droplet, on 17 January 2012 - 06:57 AM, said:
On ignorance being bliss,
Ya if ignorance is a bliss but it causes a boredom to the point where you can't figure out how to derive join from the seemingly infinite (infinite is a lot) number of things to know and experience, then that's not bliss. The combinations work out to just, astronomical possibilities. Why just the shape of snow flakes or the sound of leaves like your saying, even just those alone take on different lives of their own to experience depending on the situation you're in.
A few out of a million examples, for example, are that one time there was no snow all November or December and then on Christmas day I stepped out on to the families back porch and I saw the very first snowflake that I saw that year, a giant snowflake slowly wafting down in front of my face, I could see its structure pretty clearly in the bright days light. I thought that was awesome. One time I took a corner too sharply on a snowmobile on snow with a hard layer on the top, and the ski bit in and sent me skidding through the hard icy snow, my extended hand was like a scissors cutting through it, the hard chunks of snow hitting my face. The snow took on a different life there. There is a snow flake on the cryonics fundraiser article. With the fundraiser context in the periphery of my mind, I was contemplating the symmetry of that snowflake, wondering how the nature of chemistry is such that frozen hydrogen and oxygen clumps routinely and instantaneously pop out like pop corn kernels into those intricate patterns every time at a certain temperature. It made me have another direct view of the question of what in the hell is the reason this universe is here doing things like this. Those are just a few worlds in a snow flake. Trying to become bored of life would be like trying to count all of the kernels of sand on the beaches of the Atlantic.