I Like Don Park

Written September 11. 2003, at 10:10 GMT.

I've been a regular reader of Don Park's Daily Habit for a few months now. I've made a few brief comments on his weblog's discussion pages, and we've exchanged a small handful of private emails, and that's about the end of our acquaintance with each other. -- Still I feel that I really genuinely like the guy.

Now, this post is not meant to sound like some sort of a stalking-thing or anything. I just found it very interesting or, say, curious (and thus worth blogging about) how I'm able to like someone whom I've never met, and never really interacted with -- online or offline.

Maybe it's the fact that his mind seems to work in a similar way to mine. He gets all these half-baked ideas and he's unafraid of sharing them with the rest of us. I love that, because I am like that myself -- although it doesn't always show in my blogging lately.

It is funny how you can feel like you know someone who lives half way across the globe from you, only through reading his (or her) weblog. I guess this is a way very similar to how people start to like/dislike certain characters in their favourite daytime-soap on TV. You start to like the idea of the person, while you don't really know the person him-/herself.

I found this all very interesting, and thus worth sharing, and I hope Don doesn't mind me using his name like that to make a point.

To Don: Thanks for writing an great weblog full of interesting brainstorms. If you ever happen to come to Iceland and need a place to stay or someone to show you the local sights, feel free to give us a call. :-)


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Reader Comments (1)

  1. Don Park replies:

    Hi Már,

    Thanks for the kind words, Már. I share my half-baked ideas with people because they are 'half-baked'.

    When I was young, I got interested in how mind works and took efforts to make mine inventive. I found out eventually that an inventive mind is not that different from a paranoid mind and has negative side-effects. Where a paranoid mind keeps generating suspicions and paranoia, an inventive mind keep generating new ideas and perspectives.

    When an idea enters an inventive mind, it whines for attention. When ideas are fairly complete, the call for attention is more toward 'let me out' instead of 'work on me' like half-baked ideas scream for.

    Needless to say, it's difficult to focus on anything unless one finds a way to flush the excess of ideas and perspectives. For me, my blog is the toilet of sort which I flush ideas down daily so I can have some quality quiet time upstairs.

    I appreciate your feeling of kinship with me and I do feel the same with most of my readers, even the ones who disagree with me. As to the globe thing, being on the same globe is good enough reason to rejoice.

    September 11. 2003 kl. 23:05 GMT | #

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