Here's an idea: Take a day off. Call in sick to work or school, throw your phone in the freezer, trip the breakers, shoot anyone who knocks at your door, and sit, contemplate, let your mind wander.

You'll be amazed what you come up with.

It is such a shame to galumph through life taking everything for granted. It's as if civilization largely stopped thinking with the collapse of ancient Greece.

Here's something to get you started: When staring up at the clouds, chances are you'll see things like faces and animals, but you'll never see a bowl of pasta or a turkey sandwich. Why?

I know the answer, but I'll let you try to figure it out. It'll be fun. Really.

And remember, curiosity did/didn't kill Schrödinger's cat.