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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Choosing a name is too hard

Choosing a name is too hard.

For now, I have decided to name this blog "the simple life" because life is pretty simple.

For now.

But is it always?

Fortunately, we can rename this blog. Today, it is the simple life. Tomorrow, life could be enigmatic. Tune in next week and you will find life to be simply unfathomable.

Or unfathomably simple.

It's nice to know I can have a blog name that reflects my attitude to life.

I predict, in the very near future, people will be able to change their names as often as they like. Today, I can be Tom. Tomorrow morning - Dick. In the evening, call me Harriet.

Names will not matter because the system will see us as a series of numbers that reflects our country of origin, race, genetic makeup, etc (Much like Jaguar cars)

Names as they are in their present form do tell you something about their owners. Of course, some names reveal a lot more about their parents. Names in this form have its limitations. Parents do not have hindsight when they name their baby Grace, who can turn out to be a real bitch. And John Kennedy can be a real failure with the ladies.

I think we can learn a thing or two about names from hip hop culture. First of all, rappers' names are brilliant and they tell you a lot about them. Also, names such as J Lo and P Daddy evolve with the personalities and alter egos behind them.

Technology has altered how we see ourselves and the things around us. Our sense of identity and self are constantly fluid, changing and even multiplied. It will just be a matter of time where our names are allowed to be interchangeable.

For now, let it be known that you're reading "the simple life".

Tomorrow though, will be a different story.

1 Comments:

At 10/07/2004 02:35:00 AM, Blogger Midst of the Woods said...

Welcome, welcome, my friend, to this side of cyber space! I am impressed, so very impressed with your intelligent comment! I mean, you actually read my crap. Oh no! Everything is destroyed now. And it's just wonderful. For one, I do NOT want my name to be a series of numbers. Nooo thank you. In any case, Isaiah is a name at its best. At last, we have a prophet in our midst to save us from ourselves!! Yeah!!!!! Hee hee hee!

 

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