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The Infinite Sapien

Company & production updates, notes, essays, criticism, digressions, yawps. 

You Can't Be What You Do

Having dreams and having beliefs are usually two different things. Dreams are desires and hopes. Beliefs are codes and standards. Together these values help keep our lives afloat. They anchor us and give meaning to what we do and who we imagine ourselves to be. Occasionally, the two might intersect and reinforce one another. And this is where passion comes from. It's that burning certainty we all feel when our dreams and beliefs are so undeniably aligned that the purity of their union reduces any alternative to an afterthought. It's the raw energy that drives zealots and true believers of all varieties. The fire of youth, perhaps. 

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Andrew Akada
"It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times."

It's commonly held that if you have a group of chimps slamming away at a series of typewriters, then, given an infinite amount of time (and bananas), they will eventually crank out anything from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' to the compiled literary works housed in the Library of Congress. 

In response to the idiom, Jorge Luis Borges famously quipped that, "Strictly speaking, one immortal monkey would suffice." 

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Andrew Akada