Yes, beginning something new can be difficult. But why is this? It’s the risk, the ever-present possibility of failing, stumbling, saying something embarrassing, slipping on a banana peel and being humiliated and brutally beaten to death by rogue cosmetologists. True, it is scary, but consider the alternative. You can live cowering in fear for the rest of your life, as you are now, or you can take a chance and venture out into the unknown in quest of the stuff that makes life worth living. When you think about it, it’s clear — you have to do what you love. And then, if you die trying, then your loved ones will be able to say “At least he died doing what he loved — failing horribly and being brutally beaten to death by rogue statisticians.”
It is partially because of these fears that it has taken so long for me to finally enter the blogosphere, and partially because I’ve never had any interest in doing so. Instead, I spent the last several years in my laboratory working to develop a blogocube, and then a blogododecahedron and a host of other blogopolyhedra, but I think I’m past that rebellious phase now.
A quick word before continuing: taken as a whole, this blog is written by the Indirect Action Group, but each individual blog post is written by an individual member of the group. That’s why you’ll see that most posts are written in the first person singular. An alternative explanation for this, one that is sure to trigger an unstoppable torrential cascade of ever-escalating, frenzied, manically hyped buzz literally explosively erupting and metaphorically ricocheting and sblarfing across the blogosphere, is that the Indirect Action Group is an alias for a single heroic individual, toiling selflessly in the shadows and wishing to retain anonymity.