What You See is What You Get

When thinking about what to write for my first blog post, I suddenly thought, what you see is what you get. The following are the musings of my mind when I contemplated that concept:

You get what you see seems like such a logical idea, and yet, in nature there are many examples that negate this. Maybe it’s directly because of its logicality that nature, as well as people, began to go against that idea of what you see is what you get.

For example:

“If a predator sees me as prey, then I will get eaten.”

“If a predator sees me as something else, I won’t.”

“Hm…I think the choice is clear!”

Does that mean that deception started innocently as a survival technique? It seems that’s where most everything we know has come from, planting food, herding animals, creating cities, even physical attraction is usually based on survival.

Sometimes though, it’s not our own survival, but the survival of our offspring (our DNA) that drives us.

I wonder if we could explain love in that way, that love was developed as a way to propel us to protect our offspring/mate/pack.

Whether love was created by a divine being or nature or something else entirely, it sure is amazing, and whatever, or whoever created it, I want to thank you/it because love, wow, love is just the best!

Well there you have it, the musings of a logical yet creative, mathematically- yet English-oriented mind began as “what you see is what you get” and spiraled into “love is awesome.”

Soon to come, reviews of math books, math in the world, and other musings that pop in my head.

Thanks for reading, for sharing, and for thinking. I can’t wait to continue broading our minds and horizons together.

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