I start a post, decide it's just not good enough or interesting enough, or the topic I was discussing was too difficult to explain, and without a second thought, I discard my old idea and start over.
In the past week, I can easily say that I have done this at least seven times.
The thing is, I don't even save these ideas. I just ditch them entirely. It's difficult enough to think of a post idea; the filtering process that I go through only worsens this difficulty.
It's interesting to imagine what would be different if I saved all of these ideas and pursued in posting them.
So that got me thinking.
We all discard ideas. Some stick around, but most of them just disappear after not thinking about them for a while. But what if we kept these ideas?
I believe that if we had all just followed through with our thoughts, our society would be dramatically altered. Certain technologies that we possess in this world may not exist, but other advances may have been made. Fantastic pieces of literature would be replaced by different works. Our fashion senses and languages may even be different.
I believe that Newton's Third Law, which states that for every action, there is an opposite, but equal reaction, does not only apply to physics, but to life in general. For all of the technology, literature, and other ideas that would have been lost, a different set of these things would emerge. This earth would be a strangely familiar but utterly different place. Isn't that so weird?
Would this world be a better place? Would we be more, less, or as advanced as we are right now? Would the universe have found a way to make certain events occur or not occur anyways? I don't know, but it's mind-boggling no matter what.
Yes, that was a PSAT reference.
It wasn't as meme-worthy this year, but I, an intellectual, believe that it was awesome anyhow. ;)