It all boils down to two words, folks: Or else.
Take for example, today...that asteroid is either going to hit the Earth...or else...it's not.
There's no real other way of looking at things if you think about it. Everything can be hypothesized into two things. There's no real third.
Either ghosts are real...or else they aren't.
Aliens? Exist...or else they don't.
Either I will age gracefully...or else...I won't.
There's no real middle to things. No great "Oreo" of thinking - two things. No hidden meaning...no crunchy nougat wedged between...no alternative to the other two alternatives. It's either one...or else it's the other.
Then there's the "Yeah, or else what?" way of thinking of things...
..."You better do what I tell you or else."
Really? Or else what? Or else I won't?
C'mon. We grew up learning that one as kids...usually there was no "or else"...or else...there was. Yet, we used the same pseudo-threats on our own kids. But, I know what some of you are going to say. You're going to say that YOU didn't. Which further proves my point...the point of "or else". Either you used that tactic on your own kids...or else you didn't. See? It's an endless loop based on two possibilities.
There's no "Door Number Three" in life. There's no coin landing on its edge like in that "Twilight Zone" episode...it either lands on "heads"...or else it lands on "tails".
And either this blog makes perfect sense...or else it won't.
And, regardless, it doesn't much matter in the grand scheme of things, as I'm either going to wake up in the morning...or else...I won't -- just like everyone else.
I wrote this blog before I toddled off to bed only to find out that Russia got impacted by a meteor flying past a few hours ago. Not fun...so I hope no one else gets hurt today. I'm not going to change my blog now...but...sheesh...what a way to start a morning (and my blog). You can read the story here (if you haven't already): CNN
And, if you haven't yet...go on over to "We Work for Cheese" to read everyone's interpretation of today's "Or else" prompt.
Stay safe everyone.