You didn’t think Tim Miller wouldn’t notice all the hype about this Friday’s date, did you? (For those missing out, it’s 11/11/11.)
He covers it in this week’s Tuesdays with Timji:
While investigating the phenomenon of 11/11/11 I came across a new word—apophenia. Apophenia is defined as “the unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific experience of abnormal meaningfulness.” It is common in cases of paranoid schizophrenia and other psychoses. I would prefer to believe in the opening of an angelic portal rather than a demonic one on 11/11/11, so I won’t be going to see the movie. Human beings have an enormous, though largely untapped, potential to transform the quality of their own lives and to change the current circumstances on Planet Earth by virtue of what they choose to place their attention on. On Friday I’ll be meditating on Angels.
That’s just a taste. And I’ll say there is more from the post not about 11/11/11 that is much better. After all, this date is based on one European-based calendar that isn’t especially old. Meaning, from my view: Lots of silly hype. But what else is new?
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