On the way to work this morning I was listening to the local talk radio bring up the Harvard Mensa Team Create a Word Project. Apparently, this happens every year. Although Google tells me different information from the Talk Radio Guy, the word still held my attention. It can be found in the always informative Urban Dictionary:
Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
the bozone layer never goes away, in rare cases, it can transfer from one person to another, but it usually just copies itself
This time of year I find myself loving this word. As much as I wish to be open and generous, kind and light hearted, I look in the face of Bozone on a daily basis.
Why am I surrounded by people who just talk and fail to listen? It’s not that others have ideas that are brilliant, but it is the IDEA that lends itself to possibility. Many ideas floating around often attach themselves to other ideas, suddenly brilliancy is formed. At the very least, a workable idea is achieved.
I was talking to a gal yesterday who, for various reasons, feels like she is being left behind. Her ideas and thoughts are no longer valued in a way they use to be. On one level this is sad she feels this way. On another level, I wish she would lower the Bozone and listen to new ideas. They may work well with hers, or they may not. But the act of shielding yourself with Bozone is preventing new ideas from evolving. Face it people, that is why we are here. We need to evolve. Evolution is a natural procession. Without it we will still be writing blogs on stone tablets. I love my portable tablet, it is much lighter than stone, and handy for carrying around all my books in one light easy package. Stone books are heavy and require a wheelbarrow….another for of evolution or progress.
That is not to say, history and sentiment are bad things. Learning from the past expands the future.
Luckily, I do not have to deal with Bozone any more this week, PHEW… Roll on Christmas Break!
Meanwhile, take a leap over to my Buddy Farren’s Blog, she was featured in the Edmonton Journal this month as one of the BEST BLOGGERS EVER. In my opinion, she fits into a lot of the best ever categories, therefore lacking a layer of Bozone.