Zen and the art of Hitchhiking Thursday March 17, 2005, 6 comments

Apparently one of the most frightening things about the U.S.S.R. at the height of its power was The Plan.

Yes, so frightening it deserves Capital Letters.

The Plan, so it is said, governed all things and protected the country from the dangers of short-term thinking. It stretched years into the future and allowances for technologies and ideologies not yet conceived of. Within reason, anyway. Obviously The Plan failed to take into account a successful military coupe, but that’s beyond the scope of this website.

The neat thing about The Plan was that it was constantly updated to reflect the realities of the times. I don’t know now if The Plan still exists within Russia, but it sure is an interesting thing to think about.

I haven’t begun work on a Plan, but it might be a good idea to have one. A Plan for my life, a Plan for my big old community website, a Plan for this website.

The first thing I’d be putting in a Plan is to create a Plan. Not really original, and possibly lacking in spontaneity.

I think I need something more flexible. A Guideline. Something that, in a very general way, suggests a course of action. The first thing I’m going to put in the Guideline is that I might in fact benefit from a Guideline.

A Guideline for this site. A Guideline for the other, bigger, community site. A Guideline for life.

Maybe it’ll even be fun. I know it seems like I am deviating from the general exploration of my fractured psychology, but I’m not. This is all a part of the whole sort of general mishmash that is my mind.


Comments

K Thursday March 17, 2005


i hope you have enough motivation to create a plan… i tried to plan my life several times – it never worked

Adrian Thursday March 17, 2005


That was jolly, little K.

.sly Thursday March 17, 2005


Are you talking about this:
www.montalk.net/alien/35/synopsis-of-the-alien-master-plan
kind of plan?

.sly

Adrian Thursday March 17, 2005


erm, no?

K Thursday March 17, 2005


there are several versions of plans in my head – maybe you could imagine. but sadly i don’t know how to realize them… but i guess they are only dreams – probably unfulfilled dreams … forever

dispiriting

CaptainPurple Friday March 18, 2005


The 5 and 7 year plans worked so well for the Soviets, good group to model yourself after (with sarcastic thunmbs up hand signs).

Two words, my friend; planned spontaneity

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