Or how the lamest events can trigger the brightest ideas, or the lack thereof
An apple once decided it was time for it to wander free from the branch holding it to an old apple tree in a garden somewhere in Kensington. Some lads walking by were witnesses to the incident.
The first lad thought: “Why does it actually fall to the ground?”
A lame idea at first sight, but one which gave birth to the laws of motion and the theory of universal gravitation, which now form the foundation of classical mechanics. The very idea which would allow sending three men to the moon 282 years later.
The other lad picked up the apple and ate it, then wrote a book about making a fortune by waiting for apples to fall from trees, and started selling his book to people who were in desperate need for a break, along with (expensive) courses on how to be whole again by watching apples fall from trees.
One of them made a fortune. The other one made a difference. A huge difference. We are still reaping the benefits.
If you have made it this far, why don’t you join me on a quest for gems in a sea of nonsense?
Let the board sound