:: Tuesday, February 25, 2003
I remembered reading somewhere, that according to basic human hard-wired biological traits.. at any given time, each person only really knows 100 others. These 100 constitute wot would, traditionally be known as their "tribe". I've never really tested this theory, but.. in any given moment of your normal life.. you associate with approximately 100 friends, family, associates.. anytime you get over that number, one in your "tribe" seems to drift out've your consciousness.. and thus falls out've the tribe..
now, there are other variables that flow with this - the "six degrees of seperation theory".. that claims thru 6 steps everyone knows everyone else.. and thus, the whole honkin' world is your tribe..
then there's the notion of celebrity - where everyone knows who you are, but you're completely clueless (and perhaps a little afraid) of who they are..
why do I mention these?
guess it's something that's been buggin' me in the last few years..
without trying to inflate my ego to any ridiculous heights here - it seems, thru wot'ever weirdass power of my personality.. a lot of people out there seem to know who I am.. much more, than the people I seem to know..
its the same 'ol story.. each weekend, I go out.. I catch a few live bands, I drink some beers, I meet some dudes.. by next day, I've completely forgotten their names, or who'ever the HELL they are.. funnily enough tho'.. they all seem to remember me..
week's later, they'll bump into me again - "HEY SPOZ.. DUUUUDE!!! WUZZZZUPP!!!??".. and there I'd be.. with a dumbass expression on my face, coz I can't remember who the fuck they are.. so all I can say is.. "um.. yeah, hi.. um.. dude.. wuzzup?" (coz.. there's no chance in hell I'll remember their name..)
so, perhaps that notion of knowing only 100 people really is true.. coz, I can only seemingly remember 100 names in me head, at any given time.. the rest of those people out there.. I simply call "hey you!", "duuude?", "hey.. it's THAT GUY!", "oi.. wuzzup tiny?".. it actually takes me around 6 months to finally bothering to remember who the fuck any of these people are..
perhaps that's the rule.. if they last 6 months, I''ll actually remember their name.. and they're part of the "tribe"..
so, if I actually call you by name.. then, well.. congratulations.. you're part of the tribe..
consider y'self lucky.. (or cursed..).
now if only I could FORGET a few people ;)
:: Spoz 5:02 AM |