Paragonday Systems

Paragonday is a new form of space and time.


/ˈperəˌɡänˈdā/

Figure A The first depiction of Paragonday Systems, denoting a typical transition from NP1 to NP2. View source

First, some background. Welcome, this is an effort to document Paragonday and its system of space and time. Here are a couple things you should know upfront.

[1] Paragonday systems is real. People frequently live in its space and time.

[2] Paragonday was born out of abstraction. In part it exists to doubt the concrete relationship between space and time. It may not be completely sound, and is subject to contradictions and evolutions. In other words, be wary of anything that seems permanent.

[3] You will know what Paragonday feels like once you believe in it. The understanding only exists after you put yourself in its space and time.

Figure A The first depiction of Paragonday Systems, denoting a typical transition from NP1 to NP2. View source

Following, definitions. Paragonday is the ideal day. You do what you want to do given the environment and circumstances. The word is built from "paragon" meaning ideal space, and the postfix "day" to reference the present time. The root of "para" means alongside, bringing space and time together each day.

Figure A The first depiction of Paragonday Systems, denoting a typical transition from NP1 to NP2. View source

NP1 is Non-Paragonday 1, a period of time that is often filled with obligations and responsibilities. It typically manifests as the weekday range of Monday through Thursday or Friday. In NP1 the days start to feel the same. You wake up, do your routine, go back to bed, and repeat. Day to night becomes less of a transition, and more of a sequence of repeated moments. NP1 simplifies these repitions by bundling them into one day.

NP2 is Non-Paragonday 2. This is a period of time where you can go for more than twenty-four hours without being tied to the obligation of "work." It typically surfaces as a weekend, but it doesn't have to be. It's dependent on your lifestyle.

Paragonday Systems refers to the different way of living with space and time. Refer to this document as a whole for a detailed explanation of Paragonday Systems.

Lastly, some remarks. Similar to time zones, space and time are relative, not universal. The rise and setting of the sun do not mark the transition of a new day. We can all be in different spaces and times at the same moment.

Paragonday Systems embraces the date format of "Season Day, Year". Go outside to feel the season, use your discretion for the day, and look at the Gregorian calendar for year. Each time you enter a new Paragonday, increment the count. The count resets to 1 at the beginning of a new season. For example, this documentation was created in Spring Paragonday 3, 2020.

To leave NP1 or NP2 and enter Paragonday, you'll need to parachute in. You do this by putting both of your hands in a fist as if you're grabbing the parachute handles and making the sound, "pshhhhhhuuu..." Feel free to waver a bit as you float down, and land whenever you're ready.

Please add your thoughts and experiences.


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