The human psyche is amazing , unfathomable , unbelievable , mysterious … sometimes ludicrous , crazy , whacky … Makes me think of the famous quote : If my mind can conceive it , and my heart can believe it , I know I can achieve it ! It means that whatever you think you can succeed in , you can actually make it a reality ! (Quite a frightening notion , when you think deeply about it ; and considering all the whackos running around aimlessly out there …) But the following example of these words is really the "cherry on top of the cake" !
It was the end of 2010 , when I read about the 49-year-old Spanish woman who claimed ownership of the sun . Yep . The same four-and-a-half-billion-year-old heavenly body that has an average surface temperature of around 6000 degrees centigrade . She registered the star at a local notary . She filed paperwork – had the documents to prove it .
Why on earth would any normal , sensible , rational human being want to own the sun ? I mean , the sun , of all the things to choose from ! What a selfish notion !! And greedy !! *sighs* Whatever happened to sharing ? *sighs again* Where does such an idea originate from anyway ? Is it a sudden brainwave ? A vision ? A life-long ambition ? A burning desire ?(pun definitely intended) *giggles* Is the goal of ownership to generate money ? Is it a publicity stunt to attract fame and (hopefully) fortune ? Or is it the action of a slightly unbalanced mind ? After all , it has been said that the line between sanity and insanity is a fine and fragile divide … You never know when you have crossed over to the other side …
And Madame Spaniard intended to slap a fee on every person who used the sun . It would be really hilarious , if it weren't so damn stupid ! I remember reading something a few weeks after the sun story , that a religious group claimed ownership of yoga . I wonder if they filed any papers ?