Discussion in 'On Topic' started by ChaCha, Jan 22, 2008.
Well quite frankly it's true. Some won't like the word choice, but the concept is the same, whether you're a man of science, religion, philosophy, or whatever.
What we perceive isn't "actual" reality -- everything is filtered and perceived and processed.
All psychological considerations are based on whatever we choose to serve us at any given moment. For one survival may be priority, for another reproduction, another it may be security.
All forms are probabilities without definitive conclusion. Death is inevitable, meaning in life is little more than one's opinion of oneself.
Whatever you choose, you create. Some are more aware than others about what they are choosing, but in the end, it will all be washed away like the sands on the shore.
Positive attitudes towards the choices we make serve us in moving towards our goal, but they nearly are always based on "faith" or the belief that one can reach the goal. Faith and belief are quite irrelevant, as they are entirely unfounded and do not represent reality at any given moment.
The illusion of optimism fuels us to pursue the possibility that we may succeed, and the probability will improve with that attitude.
Yet, in the end, all you are is a ghost. You're a construct of memories, experiences, -- data streaming live, -- your personality is nothing more than biological, hormonal, memory construct. A hard drive with bits of data stored in particular folders within folders. A tragic car accident, some head trauma and "bump" -- the data is gone, or perhaps some of it, and of course some of "you" -- because it's all just chemical reference points.
Well put, Blue
I think basically by living in complete ignorance we might have a chance at happiness.
As they say, ignorance is bliss.