I think we give too much credit to logic; that small little voice inside our heads that says “things have to make sense”. We look down on things that don’t make sense as we itch to uncover its secrets. We mock people who act illogically because after all; illogical behavior just makes no sense. We have seminars that teach the efficiency of logical thinking; in fact, we have whole universities who pride themselves in churning out logically thinking graduates.
We vest so much energy into thinking, behaving, and experiencing that which is logical, yet we forget that life is not logical. The very being of everything around us lacks logical thinking. Think about it! We have flowers with an incredible array of colors. Sure, you can argue that the colors are meant to attract insects and as such, bright colors are logical. However, one question would still remain; why so many different colors? I mean, can’t red attract bugs the same way yellow attract bugs? Granted some are attracted to specific colors but for the most part most are attracted by bright colors, period; doesn’t matter the color. Then why so many colors?
Let’s go a step further and think about beauty and aesthetics. Logically speaking, beauty makes no sense. A car that’s ugly runs just as well as a car that looks good. An ugly spouse performs just as well as a spouse that’s good looking. An ugly house shelters just as well as a nice house. Then, why is beautiful important? It’s illogical, it makes no sense, yet we admire it, and we desperately search for it.
Or what about taste?
What possible logic could taste have? Food is food. You eat it and it gives you energy. Why would anyone need food to taste good? It’s illogical. But, I can guarantee you that a good tasting burger is much more appealing than a bad tasting burger (or a tasteless burger for that matter).
What’s my point?
Everything you do in life, doesn’t have to make sense. Stop holding back from doing something you want to do because it makes no sense.
Do you want to do it? Then do it? So what if some people will look at you weird because your desire to pursue something “normal” people wouldn’t pursue.
Who determines what’s normal anyways? Society?! Well, as we can see every day, society is pretty screwed up…I would not rely on their definition of normality if I was you.
If you ask me, not pursuing your illogical desire is illogical.