Say Something Interesting

Each and every one of us has something interesting to say…

I don’t mean one sentence, one idea, one opinion, one message, one something to say, share, and once we’ve shared and said it, that’s it… and everything else we say before and after that is not interesting.

Although it can feel as though it is that way, especially online – one thing someone says, shares, goes viral, and the person who said it gets their 15 minutes of fame and that may be itโ€ฆ or so it seems.

What they said gets passed around in a people circle, everyone who sees it absorbs it and starts saying it too, maybe they forget who said it first, everyone may end up thinking they said it first, it’s in the collective consciousness now and belongs to everyone.

The person who had their 15 minutes of fame may spend the rest of their life trying to repeat the experience of having something they said and shared be very interesting to lots of other people… will they succeed?

What I mean is that we’re all unique individuals who perceive and experience human life in our own way.

We’re all different…

Even twins are different inside even if they look identical on the outside to others – they don’t look identical to themselves and each other. Maybe one twin loves being a twin while the other one hates it.

Please note: What I said about twins is not from personal experience of being a twin, it’s my interpretation of what twins have said about their experience of being twins which got my attention because it was interesting.

I’m an only child… the perceptions which people who aren’t only children have about only children are interesting. I found the experiences of twins interesting because I sometimes felt as though I had a twin – particularly when my mother would share with me her version of me and it wasn’t my version of me at all but she was so sure her version was the right version.

There are many kinds of interesting, and all are interesting. There are many kinds of people and they’re all interesting in their own way.

Sometimes what’s interesting is differences, sometimes it’s similarities.

We all have similarities, but even in our similarities we are different… which adds depth and dimension to our similarities, shared experiences, and saying of similar things.

Both our differences and similarities are interesting when we share them with others through what we say.

Richard Feynman is someone I find very interesting who said many interesting somethings

I’m saying all of this because I’ve decided to try out something new, which isn’t really something new, on my blog inspired by interesting things people have said to me on my blog, in posts on their blogs, and in comments on other blogs.

I’m starting a series – Something Interesting – in which I will share links to articles, posts, and people who have said something interesting. Something which excited and inspired me in some way. Something which made me go Hmmm…

I usually add links and excerpts in my blog posts to things people have said which I find interesting, which have helped me in some manner to solve or progress in the solving of a personal puzzle…

I used to only add links but people often change their websites and blogs, take down articles, delete or move posts, and many of the links on my blog no longer link to anything but an error message. So I started adding excerpts to capture the words before they vanished which inspired me in some way.

But I’ve decided to change the way I put posts together.

I’ve been thinking about doing that for a while, partly due to interesting things people have said in comments on my posts.

Feedback is always appreciated even when I seem like I’m not listening or argue with it – if I’m arguing with it, then it’s interesting to me.

And partly due to a thought which keeps saying to me: Putting that link and excerpt in that post might confuse and perhaps upset the person who said what you found interesting, especially when it’s in a post which is categorised as “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”. They might think that you think they’re a narcissist because you linked to their work in a post about narcissists. They probably won’t see it as you see it.

I take on board everything everyone says to me, either directly or indirectly.

The latter mainly being when I read articles and posts which aren’t talking to me personally but are because that’s part of how I read… especially nowadays as I seem to find myself reading things which reflect what I’ve been thinking about with such synchronicity.

I’m also planning on shortening some but not all of my posts – taking into consideration that many of you use a mobile rather than a computer, and I truly appreciate the time and effort you go to to wade through my posts which become long ribbons of endless words on a mobile phone.

As with everything I do (and say), there will be mess and mistakes, and I’ll learn something interesting through making them.

Rumi said many very interesting somethings

You’re a part of this if you’d like to be, feel free to say something, anything which you feel inspired to say at any point.

For instance:

If there’s a particular element of my posts which you find interesting, which is why you read them, and are worried it’ll disappear, get edited out, then let me know what it is.

If there’s something you found interesting, which I used to do but which I haven’t been doing recently – let me know.

You can also tell me what you don’t find interesting, what you’d like to see disappear, edited out – I might get prickly about it, but I will take what you say on board and it may or may not get thrown overboard.

If there’s something which you find interesting which you’d like me to find interesting too…

If there’s a question you’d like to ask and have me answer, a subject you’d like for me to subject to my peculiar way of perceiving…

If you have a suggestion – the comments can be viewed as a suggestion box.

If you’d like to share a link to your own post which you think that I or others would find interesting, please feel free to do so in the comments – a little introduction explaining why you’re sharing it and why it’s interesting for you would be a wonderful incentive to click on the link.

If you’d like to share a link to an article, post or person you find interesting, please go ahead, and please add an explanation of why you find it or them interesting.

If you think that what you have to say and share isn’t interesting or won’t be interesting to me or others – How can you be sure about that until you say it and share it?

Let’s regret it together! And turn regret into something interesting to experience rather than an ugh….probably should have edited this bit out….?


  1. Haha, I was reading your post Useless Adventures and found some parts which words speak my mind. Things that are often end up in the choke, maybe becos it’s in bits or I simply can’t express it in words. Then I was thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be easier if I just quote or extract from your posts? Then just add in my additional bits…’ Hmm… Collective consciousness ๐Ÿ‘พ

    I have a dream last night. What strikes me in the dream was the cafe in an atrium, I recognize the cafe, not in RL but in dreamscape, I dreamed of it before.

    This new idea you have sounds exciting, can’t wait to see how it goes ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Thank you for saying something interesting, Rev ๐Ÿ˜€

      I just reread the old post which you mentioned because you found it interesting and so it became interesting, and I couldn’t recall what it was about, it’s really rather good! made me chuckle – both the post itself and the fact that’s I thought it was good made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Some things within aren’t made of words so finding words to express them can be a personal puzzle. It does sometimes help to use the words of others, if their words express to you what you’re trying to express yourself. Their words can express them for you, but it helps to add words of your own to explain why those words express something for you.

      Sometimes I find images express things better. It’s that whole an image = 1000 words.

      Sometimes it’s a song – you often share songs in your posts which express something for you. Or a film. Or a character in a film or book.

      There are many varied ways to express ourselves, it’s worth experimenting, trying them all out or at least the ones which spark something for you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh, I love it when that sort of thing happens in dream – I wonder why you created that cafe for yourself, and what it means when you take yourself there in dream? It sounds like a lovely place, atriums are such interesting places – outside but not outside, inside but not inside.

      And thank you about the new idea, glad it sounds exciting… it feels that way for me, I’m still not sure how it will go and that’s always fun, I shall enjoy figuring it out as I do it ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. I have always liked your way of thinking and your ability to connect seemingly disparate ideas and also have always enjoyed your links and quotes. One of the things I find most interesting about you is that your thinking chain speaks to me. I donโ€™t have the same thinking style as you, and reading your thinking has helped me with mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ You also helped me through some of the worst parts of thinking through my history with narcissists. โค๏ธ
    I donโ€™t think that Iโ€™m a very interesting individual but Iโ€™ve done interesting things (even some of the things havenโ€™t worked very well) and have always been curious about life and what I experience.

    As a child, I worried incessantly that when I grew up, I wouldnโ€™t know how to be an adult person and wouldnโ€™t know how to handle adult things. As I understand it now, this stemmed from my motherโ€™s attempts to stunt me and keep me child-like so that she could maintain control. I still feel like an unstructured kid at times and I know my thinking can be immature. I force myself to push through it but itโ€™s always lurking in the background. I donโ€™t know if thatโ€™s an interesting thing or just a thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I like the change youโ€™re making. Iโ€™m looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you for saying something interesting, Lynette ๐Ÿ˜€

      Everything about you is interesting to me โค I love what you've been doing recently with your blog – the photos with a short story is fascinating! There's this whole unspoken world behind what is shown and said, and what is shown and said is a gateway into that unspoken world.

      I think that most people feel that way to some degree – that we're not interesting – and it pushes us to do interesting things perhaps, to seek a way to be interesting.

      I definitely spent a large portion of my life feeling like I was very boring. I kept hoping someone would find me interesting and share what was interesting about me with me so I could stop feeling like I was a person void of interesting.

      Everyone else in the world was interesting to me and I felt like I was the only one who wasn't interesting.

      Since I hate wallowing in self pity… I eventually did one of those flip arounds and decided to explore myself and be the one who found something interesting within myself. I'm still exploring – the exploring is interesting, the more I explore and get caught up in all the interesting ways I can go within, the less I care about whether I'm an interesting person or not.

      One of the most interesting things about self-exploration is how it affects the way I see others. I've always found others interesting, but there was a disconnect between me and them – eg. I was boring and they were interesting. Now finding others interesting creates a connection – what I find interesting about them becomes a new avenue to explore within, and what I find in exploring within myself I can see in them too.

      So, yes, it is interesting what you shared about your child/adult personal puzzle… very interesting both about you and the avenue within it opens up to explore ๐Ÿ™‚

      I'm still going to be doing my posts as before, I'm just shifting some things around a bit. I'll figure out what I'm doing as I do it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • I find you very interesting also and have never come anywhere near thinking of you as boring. Those who think youโ€™re boring are missing out on knowing an extraordinary person. ๐Ÿ™‚


        • Aw, thank you very much, Lynette ๐Ÿ™‚

          The “I’m boring” narrative imo exists to serve a purpose, and it’s up to the person who thinks that to explore what it’s for for them personally. It’s an interesting story which can lead to many discoveries. Besides thinking you’re interesting all the time is… a rather boring thought ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Nowadays it’s usually me thinking I’m boring, and that’s my cue to review how I’m approaching something. If I’m finding myself boring it tends to mean I’ve tipped too far into intellectual mode, and need to re-balance myself. If someone else finds me boring, it tends to be because I’m talking about something they’re not interested in and it’s logical for them to find me boring. Their path to interesting lies elsewhere and not with me.

          In the past the “I’m a boring person” self-narrative came from being around narcissists. They always need someone to play a role for them to play their role, often the role they give you is the opposite side of the role they want for themselves – for a narcissist to confirm that they’re super interesting they need “boring” people around them. You get to be who they don’t want to be and who they’re afraid they are so they can fight their shadow and other variations on that theme.

          Sometimes I am boring, sometimes I’m not – it’s fun to experience all aspects of being… well, there are some I really don’t want to experience, but hey ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Hello Interesting Hibernator,
    Well, well, well…what have we here??? Hmmmm…. changes. Are we do changes for us or for other?And if it’s for others, are we hoping it fails, proving we were right all along?? Okay, sorry… no more Dr Rude Frood๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜

    This is exciting. I love your long form because of the tangents and the journey from dot to dot to dot. It will be interesting to see if your thoughts and voice are as strong in the “new” way.


    • Thank you for saying something interesting, Angie… or should that be Dr Rude Frood ๐Ÿ˜€

      Those are interesting questions DrRF! Should I lie down on the couch or… better not lie down or I’ll fall asleep while listening to the sound of my voice droning on and on as I answer your Q’s.

      That’s reminds me of a gift I discovered that I had when I used to have sleepovers with friends as a teen, if someone was having trouble getting to sleep, I’d just talk to them and before they knew what had happened they were Zzzzzzzzz – true story! I still have this ability and use it on my partner ๐Ÿ˜‰

      So, on to your Q’s and my A’s to them:

      Q1 – Well, well, wellโ€ฆwhat have we here???

      A1 – Is this like a Rorschach test? I hate those, I always fail them due to the monkey on my shoulder whispering in my ear telling me to say – it’s a splotch of ink on a piece of paper which has been folded over and the way you judge my answer will tell me more about you than (you care to reveal) it will about me.

      I did consider getting a tattoo of a monkey behind my ear, then when people objected to something I did or said I could show them the monkey tat and say – the monkey made me do/say it.

      So in answer to what have we here – the monkey did it… it was bored ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2 – Are we doing changes for us or for other?

      We are doing changes for us (which includes monkey), and for other (which includes monkey).

      3 – And if itโ€™s for others, are we hoping it fails, proving we were right all along??

      We don’t care about proving anything. Years ago we realised that the shortcut to hell was in trying to prove stuff to self or other, especially if it was trying to prove something about self to others who really dgaf because they’re busy with their own story… which may have a bit in it that requires us not being able to prove things to other.

      Right versus wrong is not interesting – right and wrong, with right having a splotch of wrong in it and wrong having a splotch of right in it, and both being part of a whole, swirling around, switching places, is interesting.

      “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” – Rumi

      Failure is not an option because this isn’t something designed with the whole win/lose fail/succeed as part of its structure. This is just going with the flow (which is wolf backwards… isn’t that cool!)

      I’m still going to do long form posts – I said I was going to shorten “some but not all” of my posts. I’m just experimenting, incorporating some things which I’ve been hmmm-ing about into what I already do. They’re thoughts which have reached that phase where they need to be let out to experience themselves freely rather than keep them locked and blocked inside the mind. Sometimes Hmmm-ing is done inside the mind and sometimes it is done outside the mind. This blog was created as a place and space for me to be all of me, so it shifts a lot because I do. There are certain signals a change is about to emerge and I noticed them in the last few posts, so it’s time to change yet not change ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for being interested, it’s energising โค

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      • I love your monkey! ๐Ÿ’ Thank you for answering the questions, especially #1 which wasnt really even a question but me being silly with a quote from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The quote doesnt really fit (or maybe it does…hmmmm), but I like it.

        Your answers are wonderful! They make me want to happy dance! ๐Ÿ’ƒ I also love that your voice is so soothing that it relaxes people into slumber. That’s a wonderful gift.
        FlowWolf or WolfFlow? Hmmmm…๐Ÿค”

        Ack! Crows in my tree๐Ÿ˜  must go chase them away. Big Dumb Dog refuses to do it๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜


        • Thank you, Angie ๐Ÿ™‚

          I know it wasn’t a question but monkey see and monkey play with what monkey see ๐Ÿ˜€ What I didn’t know was that it was a film reference… I did see the film but can’t recall much about it anymore… looking it up… aha it was the stop-motion one! I confuse it with the green Jim Carrey one.

          You dog isn’t dumb, your dog is very smart – don’t mess with crows! Crows always win, they have more patience and persistence, and are very intelligent beings (more intelligent than humans except when it comes to scarecrows, but those freak out humans too).

          Here’s a fun link to one of my fav sites –

          Think about what you said to me recently in a comment when reading that article… if you read it ๐Ÿ™‚ Then think again about your crow problem.

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          • Thank you for the linky link! I knew about the Native American respect for crow/coyote/spider as the trickster and Odin but I’d never really put it all together. Eaters of death… hmmmm…

            I actually like crows/ravens (I think mine are actually ravens, they’re huge) I talk to them, caw caw at them. I wouldn’t chase them out of my tree if they were quiet. I only know they’re there cuz they have to “nanny nanny boo boo” tease me๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m very protective of my pecans right now. I dont mind sharing but I want to make sure I get MY share.

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