Saturday, January 19, 2013

What is the Why?

First of all, I have to mention that I believe that the attempt is more important than the "Why". Too much importance is placed on emphasizing the "Why", and not enough on just doing, and making simply for the satisfaction that comes with the act. Good planning for a project is important, but the answer to the "Why" is not even secondary, or tertiary. The only thing that is important is that the project is attempted. I believe that many people with great ideas don't pursue them because they are intimidated by the prospect of being asked "Why" and the judgement that inevitably comes with not having a concise or eloquent answer to this unfair question. The "Why", most of the time, detracts from the "Do" and is often simply the refuge of those who lack creativity or vision. Frequently the purpose of a thing can only be determined in retrospect because every angle can't be thought of, and every outcome can't be predicted, so what I ask is that the people that are so overly reliant on the "Why" to give life meaning just learn to roll with it for once and take "because I can" as an answer.

That having been said, the purpose of starting this blog is primarily to document the progress of this project:

Which will be the terrifying, inimitable and exceptionally dangerous Pariahcycle. 

It's also about other things in the spirit of shed-innovation since so many great things have come out of a crazy idea set in motion by a couple of passionate and maybe less-than-perfectly-sane enthusiasts. Things that are mechanical or creative that pique the interest or titillate the corpus callosum and blur the line between art and technology.  It is a tribute to anyone who has attempted to pull a concept from their mind and deliver it into reality, and meant as proof that anyone can accomplish incredible things with the right attitude and dedication. 

1 comment:

  1. I approve of your use of the word tertiary. Also, of your assertion that the act and satisfaction of creation needs no justification or explanation. After all, "Why Not?"