I have never understood why some people are so enamored with conspiracy theories. I understand that some of these theories are quite interesting, but I have never seen the value of believing or even following these notions. My basic stance on conspiracy theories is that they are useless to anybody that is not directly effected by the event to which they pertain. Conspiracy theorists general bury themselves in the issues they feel are being covered up, and they ignore any other opinions on an event or idea. I know that these individuals fully believe they are correct on a situation, but it is unhealthy to continue to push an issue that most people just don’t care about. Most conspiracy theories are ignored by many because they solve nothing, if a conspiracy is proved to be true, it leads to many questions but never a solution. Conspiracies have been around almost as long as civilization, and while some have been proven true, the number of proven conspiracies pales in comparison to those that are still up in the air. I have never fully jumped on the bandwagon of any conspiracy, and while I have heard of some that seem plausible, I understand that a conspiracy will never lead to any type of positive change or solution. I will continue to respect those who believe these ideas, but as for me, I will stick to getting my news from the hilariously unreliable news media.
Coming up with great ideas that are actually plausible can at times be difficult and definitely taxing, but actually following through with these plans takes more effort than just doing the legwork. I have often wondered about old ideas and plans I once had that have fallen by the wayside, and I think, what caused these ideas to die? Another question I have is can an idea actually die? Or is it just the ambition of the individual with the idea that dwindles. In order to answer these questions I had to look back at my unpursued ideas, in most cases they did not pan out due to my lack of research, and also due to the people I confided in for counsel. When you have a great idea it is important to find the right people to share the idea with, often times friends are the worst people to build on an idea with, unless it was a shared vision. An idea is like a nice quilt, if you want it you will begin to sew it together, others may want to share the quilt with you, so they will start sewing their own pieces into it, turning it into something you never dreamed it would be. I have never shared an idea with a friend without it eventually losing its relative purity, if you have ever written a book or story, you know the first thing friends do is give advice on what should be added or removed. The death of ideas can not be fully blamed on others, since an idea should be well groomed before presentation, and the presenter should be fully confident in their idea. Ideas die because they are fragile, and if an idea is not solid, it will not grow beyond a simple thought. The best way to keep an idea alive is to remember it, build on it, and research it. A well thought out idea can not easily die, and if an idea is nourished by its originator it can grow into something great.