Re: transcending ideas+the hunger Posted by Andy on April 30, 1998 at 13:28:48:
In Reply to: transcending ideas posted by Stephanie on March 25, 1998 at 21:31:02:
this idea is so broad and insightful that it extends to other areas as well.
this question will spawn new technology, new ways of thinking, that will lead to things we never thought possible.
this idea is the fuel that powers us, the hunger for knowledge, and the pain that it gives by letting us know we can never get it.
the hunger drives us, makes us new everyday, drives us to the breaking point, then leaves us, to start the process over again.
the hunger is a painful thing, but it is something that we need to survive.
the hunger drains us, kills us, and even puts the world in danger of wars for the rest of eternity.
but we need the hunger.
It started when the cave man struck one rock against another. he saw a spark.
he wanted to know what the spark was. so he tried it again. another spark.
maybe, he thought, other rocks will make sparks that last longer. But he couldn't find any more rocks in his cave.
so he went to his neighbor, and asked for rocks. his neighbor refused, but the first man was so driven by curiosity he killed his neighbor ans sacked the cave.
now he struck the rocks together. the spark caught onto a nearby leaf, and burned it up.
now the man had discovered fire.
that would warm him.
and create buildings and bridges, eventually.
if the man hadn't killed his neighbor, he would have died in the winter, thus the world never seeing fire.
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