No one creates from nothing. The only thing that seems to come from nothing is the thing that inspires the “something” that builds on the somethings before. That thing is, by name, discovery. No composer in the history of man has created from nothing. Single-note chants developed naturally from man’s native instrument, the voice. People listened, some patterns struck the minds and hearts of a few of those people, who went on to write their own variations. During this process of “building upon” preexisting creations, a composer might push something a bit further, or accidentally happen upon something wonderful. Therefore, creation is not creation at all, but only discovery of something that had not been done before, but for which the potential existed within the bordered world: sound waves follow certain laws and possesses certain limitations. Only that once we found that the human voice also had limitations, we found that there were many ways to create sound waves and manipulate them to produce music. You might imagine it as a picture frame. The four walls of the frame represent the limits of the natural world, in this case specifically referring to the limits of sound waves as physics predisposes them to. The human race began at the very center of the frame, like a point in mathematics which in some senses doesn’t exist but our mind cannot comprehend infinite smallness; suffice it to say, we began the smallest that we know–language. Language is a very, very primal form of sound wave manipulation, it cares not for the integrity of the sounds themselves, but rather for the integrity of the concepts that the words’ sounds represents. That is to say, once those sounds have formed a coherent explication of an idea a person wants to get across–for example, we want someone to make these sticks to become a campfire, so we create the verb “light” for this purpose, and once it is created and the thought is communicated, we are satisfied and don’t ask more questions about the sounds we just manipulated to produce the word. We even invented the word “love” to describe a feeling that cannot be defined, but can only be felt. The word is not the object, it is rather the most simplistic expression of something for pragmatic purposes.
However, music takes things one step further; it’s not that language is devoid of auditory emotion, but rather its focus is not on the emotions of the sounds but on a practical purpose. Music is the study and expansion of sounds to their full potential.
- Something preexists (the paragraphs above an attempt to prove that mankind creates nothing, but rather discovers preexisting somethings).
- This something attracts humans in a very inexplicable way: it is an “ideal,” and every human has an awareness of these ideals built into their brains. (the fact that people can even understand the language associated with its supposed qualities is evidence of this)
- Human limitations to fully consummate themselves with these ideals are caused by death. (there simply is not enough time, and the time we do have is fraught with difficulties that are symptoms of our coming death) –– (in Genesis 3, the disconnect between people and whatever?)
- Evil in the world springs forth from two presuppositions:
1) That something has limits and human limitations are in fact synonymous with those limits. (pride, talented people who committed great atrocities, that quote from Battlestar Galactica––”I just want to….” We all want to break free, but it is death that limits us and that we want freedom from, not the limits of human potential. Thinking that we have already reached the limit of human potential leads us to feel that life itself is evil in that those limitations are built into it; (my point, again, is that the fact that you’ve “reached” those limits and still long for more is a testament that there are no such limits; only death limits us from finding a way to reach further) there is more potential and you simply have not done enough to reach it, and the fault lies with the limits imposed upon us by death’s existence. To believe that you could reach that potential easily if only life were not against you is arrogance, and it leads to every negative aspect of a human’s character: anger, frustration, hate, vengeance, jealousy. Instead of blaming your own lack of growth toward human potential, you blame it on anything else that belongs in the realm of life (such as those who claim that Lady GaGa and Katy Perry, or anyone, are part of the Illuminati). What we should be saying is: Life is good and full of chances to reach our human potential; death is evil for cutting life short. In this way, we will always struggle with ourselves for our tendency to give in to this misunderstand, placing the blame on life instead of death, because we know that only when we swap our understand, believe in the good of life and the evil of death can we break our initial limitations and reach closer to human potential).
2) Death is our destination. (Life is moving in a direction, as I mentioned in #1 & 2, and it is “outward,” or “farther.” Death cuts short its positive, “forward-moving” magnetism. If you believe death is the final destination, then other negative aspects of the human character come up that are self-focused: depression, anxiety, shame, because you will feel that every negative effect of death (and the fall) are just signs that life is moving downward toward death; that it’s native direction is into the black and so life is meaningless. There is no point if we all end at death anyway.)
- This all corresponds with the biblical account of Genesis 2 and 3.
I know all of this from personal experience, and study famous people (writer, artist, celebrity, anyone who has talked about or expressed themselves) and categorize them into #1 and #2: Alexander the Great, Solomon,
The Disconnect: Lack of connection leading to atrocities.
Nero? Shooters? The dark side of humanities.
(shall we include quantifiable research?)
If you want to know how to deal with reaching your potential, check out book two!
- God and astrology
- North Node and South Node? and Destiny