Posts Tagged ‘sociology’

The World and Money

28 May

What happened if money just disappeared? I don’t mean what if everybody was suddenly poor, but I mean what if money all of a sudden lost every importance it had originally. How would we manage? What would change?

Hypothetical situation. Let’s say a benevolent researcher develops an invention that is able to deconstitute inorganic mass and turn it into something else. It basically collects all of the independent molecules, tears them apart, and puts them together again into something new. Not only that, but because of this, they can be made cheaply and distributed to everyone across the world. All of a sudden, we can go back to all those garbage dumps and raze them to the ground. Slums, old and broken highways, decrepit buildings, everything destroyed and replaced in a matter of moments. Ignoring for the fact the science behind such an invention, what would happen to the world? Read the rest of this entry »


Resolutions (of a sort)…

01 May

So you know how we all make those New Year’s resolutions, and then promptly forget all about them within a week? I know for a fact that I never make them to start with, just to save myself the disappointment (and, I like to think, because I’m happy with everything as it is).

I think I owe a few resolutions, one of which is to get this on again / off again blog back on its feet. :) I have an excellent site setup, an excellent identity, and loads to get off my chest that can’t be satisfied by the 140 character limit of my new Twitter addiction…

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12 Feb

Well, I suppose that’s simply titled enough. Ah well, suffice it to say it sums up this post pretty well.

Yes, I know I haven’t been keeping up to any regular pattern of updates, but mayhaps I will have a reason to update now. I’ll get to that in a minute.

First interesting bit of news, I grabbed a copy of the Windows 7 beta before the release window expired (basically, today). I am currently running a dual-boot of Windows XP and Windows 7 on my home desktop (not stupid enough to single boot on a beta OS), and I must say I am extremely impressed. Windows 7 gives us the same pretty look and most of the new navigation of Vista and adds a stable core to the system. For some strange reason, both me and my boyfriend have looked at the new OS, and after a brief period of tooling around with it, we are both confident in saying “I like this!”, despite there being very little physical or interactive difference for the system, and the both of us being firmly against Vista. Whatever Windows has done, they’ve done it right, and this is only just the Beta. I look forward to further advancements, and I’m actually looking forward to purchasing a copy of Windows’ new OS and actually feel happy to do so.

Now, on to the meat of things. When I first came up with the web domain and the title “Curved Perspective”, I did so for different reasons (and because I was just randomly coming up with stuff), but the base reason was because I felt that I did have a perspective that wasn’t as straightlined as others. I see different angles of things, different perspectives, and have an innate understanding of things that not everyone is able to tap into. While I’m not perfect by any means, this has still served me in a number of ways to experience and learn about life and culture. It’s part of the reason I want to go back to school for sociology or psychology, to give myself some further awareness beyond this unusual way of looking at things.

But now I realize that there are more than just a few people who have this kind of a perspective, even if they don’t realize it. I had realized this previously and at some point wanted to turn this website into a community of individuals who see things differently. I find alternative communities are huge for this, and given that I am part of a series of communities, this provides me an in for accessing all sorts of people to start the system off. I will be working on establishing this concept further, but I fully expect to build up a forum for this purpose and beginning to send out the invites right, left, and center. I can only hope this can succeed to the point of having a well-established community that can actually make an impression on the world at large, and while I have no specific goals for this entity, I am most definitely confident that it can do only good.

I invite everyone to take part and become involved in this if you feel that you match the requirements of being open-minded and having a curved perspective of your own. We’ll see where this goes.

~Aiden Wrenne


Pre-Built Boxes

16 Dec

Ah, the box mentality.

Society has spent years manufacturing boxes to put people in. We’ve done it for personalities, for interests, for cultures, and for stereotypes. I like to think that I’m not so distracted a person to unnecessarily box people in without getting the time to know them. I know plenty of beautiful and amazing people that couldn’t fit into a box if they tried, but is that really a bad thing?

Give me any box and I can give you an exception that doesn’t fit inside of it. If you even attempt to claim that your series of boxes encompasses the world and any of your boxes holds more than one person, I will undoubtedly disagree.

Also, our boxes are getting old and rotten. The ones that have been around for hundreds of years are starting to look well and tattered, especially in modern society. Toss them aside and instead use aspects of self to identify the complex individuals that we are.

Kind of makes me wonder what kinds of aspects would make up a list?

~ Aiden Wrenne