Epiphany is a heavier word then I wanted. There doesn’t seem to be a lighter one with quite the right meaning. Personal mini-epiphany doesn’t do anything for me. Diet Epiphany, nope we’re getting colder. Realization, discovery, insight… Damn Thesaurus you’re worthless.
I once went through a spiritual phase, meaning I got a little too into Eastern Philosophy and essentially turned into a holier-than-thou dickhead for a year in my twenties. I blame this guy:
If that hadn’t happened, I might have been okay with the words like insight or introspective conclusion, but personal history is tainting those for me. Paradigm Shift is like seeing your ‘Epiphany’ and raising you a lame catch phrase from the 60’s.
Since I haven’t even gotten started yet, how about another tangent.
I find that I associate the word Epiphany with the word Eureka. I associated Eureka with this guy:
I associate Paradigm shift with the word Synergy. I associate synergy with corporate pie charts:
I realize that this association makes me sad because I really used to like that word.
The main point is, all these words are overkill. The sub-point is that rambling on about my vocabulary shortcoming is entertaining me.
Oh well, not going to find the sweet spot with language tonight.
So I came to a personal insight (cringe) while introspecting today. Dammit! No. Hell No! You know what? I’m writing about my damn Epiphany tomorrow when I have a better word. However, since I wasted all your time getting here, I’m going to include this picture I clipped from an internet argument that made me laugh:
Fun filled bonus fact. I miss spelled Epiphany a dozen times while writing this garbage.