Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

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A short piece from my Trek RP Group

This essay will be my views on IDIC, what it is as well as what it stands for. When I started this RP course I had no clue where to start with this essay, so I did the obvious thing, I researched what IDIC is. And to be honest, I couldn’t come up with a better explanatory line, no matter how much thought I put into it than the one I found.

“The Vulcan IDIC is an acronym for Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, the basis of Vulcan philosophy, celebrating the vast array of variables in the universe.”

When I hear a line like that, I can’t help but smile. Because we should be celebrating diversity, more than we do now, for sure.

Because diversity brings different viewpoints, different views bring different thinking, which in turn brings new ideas. Without new ideas, we don’t grow or progress at all.

By getting all these different perspectives on things, our ideas become focused on what we are trying to achieve. As it relates to UFS, our goal is to celebrate our love of Star Trek by making friends and having fun.

Each of us expresses our love of Star Trek in our preferred medium, be it creative writing, building replica ships for the fleet or making equipment and uniforms for us all to use. Thus creating a safe and enjoyable space for everyone.

Gene Roddenberry had an idea, one goal, but he couldn’t do it alone, he needed others with different experiences, different talents to help him mould it into the thing we all adore today. We need diversity and if we embrace it to even a third of what is present in the Trek Universe, I believe the possibilities would be endless.

Thinking and ideas that can impact the entire world can come from anywhere and anyone at any time. Someone who has always inspired me, as a person with a physical disability myself, is the physicist Professor Stephen Hawking. His body of academic work, theories and the like have impacted the scientific world in outstanding ways. That is all before we even mention his efforts in changing perspectives on what can be achieved when differently abled.

IDIC gives the world endless knowledge, coming from anywhere and anyone. In the words of Ambassador Spock, “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.”

SOURCES

IDIC – http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/IDIC

Stephen Hawking – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

Spock – http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Spock

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3 Years as a Partnership

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Pup and I have been together for almost three years now, and as she lays in her bed beside me, I thank the heavens for sending such a pure soul to walk with me on my journey through life.

I don’t think I have known such devotion, never felt so protected than I do when Pup is in her place, to my left. I thank you my sweet girl for all that you do for me every single day.

I’d be lost without you…

It’s funny

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It’s funny to me to see people still following my blog, even though I haven’t posted anything in a long time…

Life has slowly been plodding along as good as it can, I can’t complain at all… Mentally, I’m in a good place, I have the people that I love most around me.

That’s all I wanted to say for now. Thank you for the continued support and friendship to those who reach out, my door is always open to you…

Where There’s A Will

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For a couple of years now, as you all know, I have been trying to take steps to better myself and achieve things with my life. It has been extremely slow going as was expected, that being said, progress has been made.

When I started, I made a detailed plan, set myself realistic and achievable goals and took up guidance when needed. I’ve done this in the past, of course, many times in fact but never stepped onto the path more than my comfort zone would allow.

Events over the last couple of years woke me up though, I got a serious look at myself and disliked almost everything I saw there.

I hadn’t made any significant steps until I got Pup, things were just moving along. Day after day, year after year, the rut I was in was slowly swallowing me up. Suffocating the fire I had after gaining control of my life in my late teens.

After talking with professionals in various fields relevant to my life, I have made my goals even more focused. Basically, I got realistic and sensible advice about what I could achieve as well as what I wanted. 

Surprisingly, I didn’t have to compromise too much, not at all in some things. To date, I have been given all the help I’ve asked for and I’ve tried to use it as fully as possible. Some of the things I’m aiming for will take longer than others obviously, but I’m at the point of no return on them, I can’t back out or make excuses.

There’s only one way to go now… forward!

I realised if I was ever going to feel good about myself, I had to stop thinking my hopes and dreams were going to fall into my lap by some miracle. I have to reach out to them a bit and see what happens.

Never again do I want to be told, “Your situation makes it impossible” or “It’s too hard”. People have been trying to put me off chasing the things I want because it’s less work and hassle for them.

I now see there are people that will support me no matter what, I just had to look and ask. There are things I’ve set in motion that will probably only be once in a lifetime but I’ll have achieved it and nobody will ever be able to take it from me.

Never say I can’t because I’ll just try and prove you wrong…

Tattoo Day

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Today is the day I get my Dove tattoo, by the time this goes up the first session will already be done… I am expecting an emotional experience this time for obvious reasons. Add to that the emotion of recent weeks and it should all come to the fore today.

I haven’t blogged anything else substantial lately because my thoughts have been about one thing. Even if I write them down, it hasn’t been helping, I’ve written pages and pages of things but the more I write, the more it flows.

Most nights I sit in bed writing internal dialogue trying to find something that expresses how I’m feeling. Current writings are quite aggressive, dark in some parts but it’s mostly unresolved feelings, things I think but don’t say.

It’s not a painful feeling anymore, it’s frustration…

I talk but nobody hears. I rage and nobody cares…

I’m learning to manage my feelings better but it will take time I guess.