Peace … The Fight For Whitespace

Peace: The Fight For Whitespace

[PEACE …. the fight for whitespace]

Some might ask “Why are you studying strategies of war? Isn’t that morbid and pessimistic? Aren’t we supposed to be trying to be peaceful people?”

Yes, we are. But, life is full of conflict, ying and yang, love and hate. I love cheese. I hate sauerdraut (can’t even spell it). The thing about our lives dealing with conflict and such is that to be peaceful does not necessarily mean we don’t have conflict. Maybe by definition of the words they do, but when I say “peaceful” I mean that idyllic lifestyle which is just as comfortable for me as it is for you. And, for that kind of lifestyle, we must fight. We have to fight the urges to punch you in the face when you accidentally break my BBQ I so graciously let you borrow last week. I have to fight the anger welling up inside. I have to fight against the rotten.

To have a “peaceful” existence is to have a pure, absent-of-crap-on-the-walls existence. That only comes by fighting for it!

And, to fight effectively requires the best strategies.

[tags]peace, war, fight, conflict, strategies of war[/tags]

Nate Ritter lives in Austin, Texas (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "Peace … The Fight For Whitespace"

  1. Your sauerkraut comment immediately reminded me of something a friend once said:
    mayonnaise is so bad. I wish I didn’t even know about it. I hope I
    spelled it wrong.

  2. Also, I’m reminded of my personal .sig: “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem.” (“By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.” Algernon Sydney, Parliamentarian during the English Civil War)

  3. Dude, I love your anablog idea. Such a reversal of technnology, or a statement of irony in the way you write, scan, then dictate the text to the world.
    Any way you look at it I like it, fresh. Something about the written word also, the pencil to paper, the eraser, the spacing and the mess-ups….fresh and raw (like sushi)

  4. nate says:

    Yea, I just don’t know about calling an “analog blog” an analblog… maybe an anablog… but even that’s a little too .. um.. yea.

    Hmm.. sushi has it’s place. Good metaphor, regardless. Thanks for the props. I do like the experiment.

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