A few weeks ago I saw an Albert Einstein quotation meme make the rounds on Facebook. And oh, how delightfully profound it was!
Ooh, well, la-di-daaa! Albert Einstein?! Physics, not philosophy?! You mean I was wrong? Shit! Thank you, enlightened Facebook friend for posting that quote!
I guess if you can find a super-smart guy saying the thing you already believe, you can really show everybody how stupid they are for not believing in your belief! Take that, nonbelievers! Suck on my turgid Noam Chomsky! Suck on Deepak Chopra, or Tupac Shakur or Chaka Demus or Chaka Khan, or Khan Noonian Singh, or Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing. They say everything I’ve ever felt, but could never say, because I don’t understand physics! Thankfully, genius Albert Einstein has boiled it all down for us! And all you have to do is… wait, what the hell does his quote mean, anyway? “Match the frequency of the reality you want”. So the reality I *covet* has a frequency? How do I find it? What kind of receiver do I need? Is the reality AM/FM or shortwave? 900 MHz spectrum? Is there any frequency hopping? Do I need an antenna of a specific length? Will I need an oscilloscope, a piano, or a kid with braces who can whistle a 2600hz tone? Those seem like some really solid questions that might pertain to physics.
But assuming I know what the frequency is, (Kenneth,) all I need to do is match the frequency of the reality I want– to what? I should match the frequency of the reality I want to me? To my frequency? What frequency is that? How can I use physics to figure out my own frequency? Does he mean I should match it to my own intention? My own “wishbase”? (I made that shit up.) Is Einstein saying if I create the reality I want, I will have that reality? What the fuck does that even mean? Obviously if I create a car in my reality, I will have a car in my reality. That’s not physics, that’s Captain Obvious.
Anyway, none of that shit matters. If you haven’t figured it out already, Einstein didn’t even say this fucking bullshit. It’s a meaningless quote attributed erroneously (and probably deliberately) to Albert Einstein.
Now, it gets slightly more amusing, (to me,) because, of course, the quote freaks never perform due diligence! But when *I* first heard the quote, I was suspicious, so I looked it up. Because as Voltaire said, “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can–“ fuck! They’ve got ME doing it!
As it turns out, other netizens were suspicious and discovered that the quote is attributable to some wackadoodle, who “channels” an extraterrestrial being. (Names redacted so as not to send the wackadoodle any traffic.) The original page at the wackadoodle’s website has been deleted, but thanks to Archive.org’s Wayback Machine, we have the answers we seek.
Since we needn’t beat a dead horse, I leave you with the following two related sentiments:
Inspirational quotations don’t magically change your life. Sometimes you have to actually DO something differently to affect change. But don’t quote me on that. No, seriously, don’t. Didn’t you get the point of this post?
[c] 2012 Russ of America
(minus the stuff that’s not actually mine)
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