What have you seen, heard, or touched today, that you have never encountered in your life before? The well of new things to see and do gradually runs dry as we get older. A ‘first’ (a virginal sight or sound, etc) is like a rare butterfly sighting. But this can all be changed, for we have an amazing power-tool called the imagination. By using the imagination we can invent, create, even lie to ourselves and discover ‘firsts’ (new inputs).
Why should I want to invent or create?
Children live in a world of absurdity, they have yet to see and know it all; for them, there still exists skeletons in cupboards, fairies at the bottom of the garden, and Santa Claus in Lapland! This newness, ‘firsts’, is unlike normal brain energy; general run-of-the-mill brain stuff doesn’t require extra attention, but absurdity does. Think strongly enough about the bear sitting at the table with his knife and fork, and shortly the child-like buzz will rush through your veins. A new idea enters the brain (pure essence of mind) and has no friends (matching data); it is an absurd/new concept. Your eyes can hardly keep up with children playing in a playground because they are full to the brim with biological energy. Children, because all is new/absurd to them, ceaselessly convert virginal sensory input into energy (pure essence of mind). The more energy the child expends the more the body reproduces. The child perpetually sees new, and burns energy to leave room for more newness.