Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Great minds think alike

So many times I'll be writing something and run across someone else's writings that parallel what I have been thinking and writing.

Or, I will publish something only to have someone else tell me they have been writing about the same topic.

I'm sure events probably trigger thoughts that tend to lead in similar directions to people who reject the institutionalization of theft and aggression. But maybe it's more than that.

Maybe "great minds" just tend to think alike.

We are all endlessly repeating and exploring- and discovering- the same concepts over and over. And that's OK. In fact, it's probably essential. To get an idea into your brain it helps to hear it over and over, and hearing it from multiple sources probably helps even more. Universal truth doesn't get diluted by being presented by lots of people. It gets reinforced.