Imagine designing a more perfect human. What would improve? Better memory? Instantaneous learning? Enhanced physical capabilities? Zero bodily defects and an indomitable immune-system? Perhaps amplified intuition with an ability to analyze and comprehend one’s surroundings? Sounds pretty sweet so far, huh?
WRONG! It would be a failed experiment. We know this to be true because no system within our current world works this way. Instead, nothing works quite as it should at all times. The theme here is theatrics. And for drama to happen, stuff must go wrong. If perfect-working-order was a desirable aspect, we’d have it — but we don’t.
EVERYTHING we do here has a flare of the dramatic added into it. “Woe is me!!! The common cold! I’m sick! No, I’m dying! Nay, I ought to carry this burden heroically!!! I must endure! I will show this world who is master and what I’m made of!!! By the Gods, I swear upon this day that I shall persist against mine foe and overcome all odds!!!!!”
Our entire day is simply a string of monologues both internal and external laden with histrionics. From gossip to soliloquies, we always get our daily dose of drama. And NOTHING is wrong with that by the way. It has been described to us for centuries: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” — Shakespeare.
We all don costumes and recite lines appropriate for our roles. Though admittedly we tend to overdue the dramatics. The trick is in NOT keeping in-character at all times. It’s important to sit-back as an audience member and enjoy the ongoings of the wider performance — even laughing at yourself and appreciating your own silliness.
There you have it, our world in a nutshell: an absurd comedy of errors. A realm in which you CANNOT improve upon the characters lest they cease to behave as characters. Without the marrow-of-mistakes that forms our core, the fun would fizzle out. So appreciate this farce and play your part in this “tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”