Sunday, July 22, 2007

Q&A Should nothing concern me?

On Jul 22, 2007, at 6:56 PM, No one wrote:

To whom it may not concern,

None of this isn't making sense. Should I be concerned ?

Thanks for "Nothing" , No one.

To which I replied:

Dear No one,

You present a very good and bad question. The answer is clearly, yes and no. Yes, you should be concerned, because nothing should be clear. Apparently nothing isn't clear to you because (to reword your statement), "every little bit of this is making sense". The operative word here is "this". "This" is not nothing. "This" is something. Notwithstanding, "this" is still nothing to be concerned about. So, no, you shouldn't be concerned. Unless you were referring to nothing when you said "this", in which case you should be very concerned. If, however, you were simply referring to nothing as a general concept and thus indicating the existence of that concept when you said "this", don't worry. "This" (in that context) is barely anything. And certainly nothing to worry about. Of course, I don't expect that you will be so pedantic as to worry about "that" (my most recent use of the word nothing) just because of that last sentence.

Thank you for your interest in nothing and your desire to learn whether or not you should be concerned about nothing. I hope this helps.


Anonymous said...

""This" is something"

the word "nothing" is something too you know

Xymyl said...

Thank you "anonymous", for your comments.

As you mentioned this is certainly something, and the WORD "nothing" must be something as well. But surely you already knew that I knew that.

(Please see the post from Thursday, February 22, 2007 entitled "Q&A Is a website something, what's nothing?")

But this site is not about "this" and "that", which are things. It is about nothing which "has" a word to describe "it" but still isn't.