A Collection of Odd Thoughts

Not that long ago, I began thinking of strange things.  I decided to write them down and that’s where they stayed.  I shared a few with people, but the reactions were never what I expected.  Some could be seen as philosophical while others plain odd.  Got a bunch of arguments too, especially the ones that touch on humanity and society.  Still, it could be fun to share on a Sunday.  (Though I have my son, so I’m not going to be replying that quickly.  Sorry.  Bad timing.)

  1. Alarm clocks are nothing more than low key torture devices.  They create sleep deprivation because they go off regardless of how well you sleep.  We tell ourselves that we need them to get to work or start our day on time even if our bodies and minds are screaming for more sleep.
  2. What if humans are really the stupidest organism on the planet?  The only reason we think we’re the smartest is because we use ourselves as the standard.
  3. All mythologies were religions at some point in history.
  4. Scratching feels very good, but it doesn’t get rid of the itch.  In fact, we stop people from doing it with Chicken Pox and mosquito bites.  So, why do it if it’s either useless or hazardous?
  5. Does the passage of time feel different for animals depending on their life span?  For example, a fruit fly thinks days have passed in the same period that a human counts a few seconds.
  6. How often has the person who could cure cancer been born, but never found their calling or were prevented from reaching their potential?  Could that person be struggling in a cubicle at this moment?
  7. Maybe reality is a dream created by a single being who is nothing more than a  random, unaware person in the world.  They’ve dreamed up all of this history, technology, and life that doesn’t know it’s a dream.  The world falling apart is the person succumbing to mental illness.
  8. Our comfiest clothes are not supposed to be worn to work, which is where we could use the most comfort.
  9. How much has warning labels contributed to human population growth?
  10. Do animals have other names for their species and for what we are?  I mean, a dolphin wouldn’t know that it’s a dolphin since that’s a human word.
  11. Snoring is done when we’re asleep and unware of our actions.  Yet, society has created the belief that a snorer does this on purpose and can be stopped.  Usually through violence.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to A Collection of Odd Thoughts

  1. All excellent, Charles. Much food for thought here.

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  2. The one about curing cancer is depressing Lee funny. Shorten your strange thoughts by a sentence or two, and I could totally see you getting into the bumper sticker business.

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  3. C.E.Robinson says:

    Charles, things to think about. And forget. There are no set answers. I came up with Who knows? For most. It was a good mind shift from editing though. Thanks! 📚🎶 Christine

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  4. I like all of these, and commend you for posting them.

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  5. I would guess that the higher-order animals already do have their own names for themselves, but humans are not able to understand them when they try to tell us.

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  6. Victoria Zigler says:

    I love these. I have similar thoughts sometimes, but mostly don’t share them because people don’t seem to appreciate it.

    I definitely think humans are far from being the most intelligent animals. Dogs are smarter for a start. I mean, a dog learns to understand humans much better than we manage to learn to understand them. My dogs, for example, can understand human commands in both English and Welsh, as well as understand each other and any other dog they come in contact with. Bearing in mind, I never bothered with the Welsh commands until we moved back to Wales just before Christmas, and they already have them figured out. I can only do the English and Welsh, despite having spent most of my life with a dog around I could potentially learn from.

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