“Facts are ventriloquist’s dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.”
― Aldous Huxley
Every day in life we navigate those choppy waters known as being stupid or being clever, being the smartest person in the room or being in the same room as someone who thinks they’re the smartest person in the room, of facts and fiction – the lines of which are often blurred. Variations apply.
It’s kind of fun in some ways and annoying in others.
Often in life and human history what we’ve considered to be a fact, written in stone (a stone which can’t be eroded), turns out to be not a fact but a fiction which was considered a fact until it wasn’t and was replaced by another fact which kicked the previous fact that is now fiction off its pedestal. This new fact may at a later date suffer a similar fate.
Life is an adventure. Or at least that’s what I tell myself it is to cope with it, and often tell others to help them cope with things (not sure if it helps, I hope it does).
Let’s just say when fact and fiction puzzle me, my mind gets creative.
Creativity is a place which balances fact and fiction and takes us all on a very different kind of adventure.
I want to share with you one of my favourite videos. You may have seen this before, if you haven’t maybe you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. It’s artificial intelligence being humorously creative and taking the mind on a rather strange adventure.
7 Tonnes 2 by Nicholas Deveaux
Don’t worry about clever or stupid, explore and enjoy the creative.