I try to make sense out of the insensical. I’m weird that way. Looking for patterns where no patterns wander.
Let me explain:
The digital clock hits 5:38 twice every time the earth completes a full rotation. But I witness that number so often I wonder what message is God sending me. I’ve checked out various versus of the bible to see if there is a chapter 5, verse 38 that may resonate. Nothing yet…
The Wizard of Ads taught me that chaos is a series of patterns yet to be discovered. Not understanding chaotic messages, I still take comfort in the unknown meaning.
In science, Occam’s razor states the simple answer has a higher probability of accuracy to the complex one.
I look at the clock so often that it would be hard not to notice 5:38. And when I see it, I get excited looking for the magical message.
Although he may sometimes be right, I don’t like the Razorboy. I prefer to be a participant in the magician’s act and not learn his simple tricks. It’s too pragmatic and boring to hear life explained Occam’s way.
Another example of the insensical happened in March 2016.
I was sitting in “The Eye of the Storm” at Wizard Academy. 36 people were sitting in a circle with 21 laptops. All of them were Mac owners.Not one PC proprietor amongst them.
I wondered what the nuance was telling me.
Apple holds 12% of the world market in laptop computers. Yet 100% of the laptops in that room were Macs.
This seemed chaotic. No discernible pattern, with the exception that all in the room believed in the Wizard of Ads.
Why wasn’t one of the 21 laptops a different brand?
The Mac owners wore different brands of shoes, pants, and glasses. But all the computers were the same brand. Occam would wrongly argue these people love great brands so they all buy the greatest brand of computer. Not everyone wore Nikes or Chuck Taylors.
Researching corporate values, I found a video of Apple’s “Think different” campaign from 1997.
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Twenty one Apple laptops weren’t purchased because the troublemakers were at Wizard Academy.Twenty one Apple laptops were purchased because the misfits all believe what Apple believes.
The rebels believe they can change the world.
They went to Wizard Academy to learn how to do it.
After seeing that video, I’m certain of the crazy ones’ motivation.
The Wizard teaches in the “Let’s create an Ad Campaign” class that people who believe in the same things like to hang out together. Some call that friendships. Others call it good business.
The 21 laptop nonsense finally makes sense.
Now to figure out why the clock keeps blinking on 5:38…