Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thought Spam: The Tragically Hip's interpretation.

In their 1994 song, So Hard Done By, The Tragically Hip wrote:

"It's so deep it's meaningless."

That is the essence of thought spam.  Ideas so deep, so generic, so fundamental, so unhelpful, that you can take any rational meaning from them and you cannot dispute them in any great way. They are so unhelpful because you can reinterpret them any way you want so how can decide what is important in them?  So what then is the point in uttering them?

And that is why thought spam is a colossal waste of time. People will keep filling the void with this nonsense but let's not misintepret how "deep" some of these ideas are.