“It has been said by some that the thoughts and tweets of Deepak Chopra are indistinguishable from a set of profound sounding words put together in a random order…”
Qualia gives rise to cosmic knowledge.
Culture arises and subsides in the mechanics of acceptance.
Evolution is the continuity of subjective happiness.
“Each ’quote’ [above] is generated from a list of words that can be found in Deepak Chopra’s Twitter stream (#cosmisconciousness] randomly stuck together in a sentence” by The enigmatic wisdom of Deepak Chopra.
Isn’t it interesting how we unconsciously collude with words to make meaning where none was intended in the first place? And perhaps more so when the words sound profound (and we all want to think of ourselves as deep, don’t we?) and said by a known “personality.”
As with a psychic or spiritual medium, this leverages the willingness of the audience to participate, to engage. The audience probably works harder than the psychic to derive sense from strategically chosen seed words. The source just had to provide enough vague raw fuel / potential and the listeners make up whatever they want to.
This probably works better on people who are less inclined to think literally; much like similar creativity techniques used to spark original, counter-intuitive thoughts.
Maybe this just goes to show how we really have all the answers within! Or maybe this just shows how we are hardwired to make meaning from everything.
(This links into the larger conversation I continue to have with various people about the use of precise versus ambiguous language; and their relevance to communications, creative play, and learning.)