Hey! Click on the vid first, then come back and read this. No, wait! Read this first, then click on the vid and watch it, then come back, click on the vid and read this. Yeah, that’s it…
Last Saturday night I called in to the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Call In Show. At one point the Progenitor clark, posed the question, and I paraphrase, “what if you could go back to a previous timeline, as you are now, and change it. How would you change it? What would you change?” Hint: it’s a given that you know about the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers when you go back. Holy moly! Things would be different. How could they not?
Which begs the question, how would life be different? This requires a clear, and piercing look at what life is like now. Would you erase what is for what might have been if you could really do this thing? Would you go back and change only that which you wanted to and still leave the door(s) open that would lead you to the same people only in different roles? (scotts are not included in this little experiment as they are never dissatisifed with the present – they are only of the here and now – which is not always a bad thing)
Whatever….let’s switch to another “more better”, idea presented by the clark over at one of his Hub Pages articles. In his article entitled “So how old are you….really?” he suggests the following: that at some point we stop “aging” and sort of “lock into”, then hold a mental image of a younger self. He suggested doing the following:
“…imagine that you are walking along a sidewalk in a small suburban town. There are stores and shops on both sides of the street. This is a small town, and we are in what the locals might call the ‘old section’, meaning that there are no gas stations or strip malls, but there are sidewalks (with parking meters). In any event, the town is small, so the street is only two lanes wide, with very little traffic, so you can see clearly in all directions up, down and across the street. As you walk along the sidewalk, you glance across the street at the reflection in the plate glass windows of a store. You see a person ( you, of course) walking along in that reflection.
The question is, do you immediately recognise yourself?”
Good experiment as it also implies acknowledging how we feel. And what better describes/represents our feelings than music? Music encompasses every human emotion and allows for self expression at any age, real or imagined. Whoever coined the term “mood music” was one clever clark. Most of us define ourselves (everyone else insert “represents” ourselves) through music whether it’s our own or someone else’s…at some point in life. Our “mental” age is more often than not defined by a singular genre of music. Although I love many types of music I have to confess that at heart, I am a Girlie gone wild…..