Cutting Edge: (n) at the forefront or lead
I am guilty of taking my brain on field trips to boring conversations with people who try to turn very old ideas into new concepts.
Or worse, they take something proven to be ineffective and merely rename it.
My brain gets very upset.
My emotions threaten to abandon in protest.
And during the process, my spirit slithers over into a corner and goes to sleep.
I don’t want to hear the phrase “cutting edge” until we’re actually willing to do something that cuts away the unnecessary, the unrighteous and the unworthy from our human paradox.
After all, you can’t have a cutting edge without some severing.
So what should we cut ourselves off from?
The more highly we think of ourselves, the more elevated our consciousness will become. (Actually, we just become lofty assholes.)
I must give you a second:
Loving people is often impossible. (We adore this assertion—because then we can determine how quickly “impossible” arrives on the scene.)
And finally, a third:
Discovering our cultural differences helps us appreciate our diversity. (Actually, the more we talk about things being different for one another, the less unity we create.)
There is only one cutting edge: Love your neighbor as yourself.
So let us stop making so many goddamn excuses for why it won’t work.