Our so touted “World Peace” owes to corruption far more than it does to capitalist globalized commerce. It is one of the optimists’ worst founded ideas. The truth is mankind’s deepest superstition. There is no objective truth, other than mathematical truth. Everything else being subjective is, eventually not true. The large majority of people never… Continue reading Things which don’t belong together
… an answer of mine to this Quora question If it were possible the way to not be yourself is to be born again, but if you are born in the same family and same historical period and same social class and so on you could end up being the same person all over again. So… Continue reading How can I not be myself?
Beware of habits as they turn choices into destiny. I can find no other concept more oversold than gratitude. It is like gratitude is the single most rewarding emotion that humans are able to feel. However, in my experiences so far, this is not the case. Being grateful on demand is a wisely distorted blackmail: what… Continue reading Gratuitous Gratitude Hides Habits
Why? Because: There isn’t anything in nothing that may become something. It is important to understand nothingness and the repercussions that its existence has on your existence. If nothingness exists, only then is existence truly absurd. Otherwise, however weak the something is, there is purpose. Purpose is merely the existence of a next step in… Continue reading You can’t make something out of nothing.
This dream that I’m dreaming is my reality. Yet, this idea, “reality”, as if there is any “fakety” to oppose it …, what do we mean by it? The real is opposed to the imaginary and reality is a summation of everything that is real, as in not imaginary. But what if I imagine something that… Continue reading This dream that I’m dreaming is my reality
There is no God willing to torture you for an eternity, because eternal torture is boring. There is no eternal happiness either. Eternal happiness requires both eternal awareness and your freezing in a particular state, but if you don’t change awareness is zero, therefore happiness is maximum right before it changes you so that you… Continue reading New eternity in 5, 4, 3 …
Being a human in this day and age got limited. I feel like those kind of questions which were asked once with great reverence, are today barely referenced as conversation starters. People don’t want to go in depth anymore. What scarred me is that the shallowness is not the kind you find at careless teenagers… Continue reading Change your denominator.
There is nothing, because nothing is. Simple tasks are the hardest. Amazement is temporary. Everything is a habit. Before habit there is no memory. Everything is fast. Before fast there is non-existence. In the continuum of existence, pain feels like a relief. Existence is numb. We’re such circular creatures. When the circle breaks we’re free.… Continue reading Sudden Realism
Hey john seeker, I love the conversation. If my writing comes off as dense feel free to ask direct questions with side comments, private notes and the like 🙂 and, within available time I’ll do my best to reply. The thing with time is we must constantly be aware that there are two substances time has for… Continue reading It’s About Time
Hmmmmmm seems a somewhat tangled web you weave there. John Seeker – reader Thank you for reading 🙂 As I don’t consider myself as neither a professional writer nor a professional philosopher I admit my reasoning could be a bit tangled. In my mind this tinsel in a tangle is pretty straightforward: from infinite possibilities and… Continue reading Evolution
Because we are biological systems it is, I believe, imperative that there is some basic and reusable system at the core of the entire construct. Outside of intelligent design, evolution, as the tool of life, can only abstract more and more of the same basic things available naturally. Hence, even though intelligence, the brain, the mind, personality and consciousness look… Continue reading How to replicate a “self”
The problem with time is that it is passing so fast. Its like one day you’re young and full of hope, and the next day you’re almost old and full of nope. And then, the next day you’re old and almost gone. Not only does time pass so fast, but time is happening in so… Continue reading The person is the ego
Thoughts, emotions, sentiments and sensations. To recap, the meaning of life is to develop time resilient beings and the brain is a naturally evolved software time machine. The mind is a transitory state of the overall system created by the brain’s activity. This results in the mind being an ephemeral snapshot, the recursive nature of how the brain… Continue reading The mind is a transitory state
There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. The brain appears to be the culmination of that goal. The brain’s sole mission is to make predictions about the future. But its not the future you’d think. Brain’s predictions are not the lottery numbers. These predictions are about the degree of novelty that will… Continue reading A brain is a software time machine
Yeah, another misconception about a common human thing: The act, any act, cannot be immoral by itself until it is merged with intent. That is why we don’t apply moral standards to animals. Wikipedia is so wrong here. Lying can be done without the intention to deceit. In brief, lying is a form of manipulation and… Continue reading Lying is an act, deceit is an intent
My thought stream — constantly updated Great You know what’s great? Money. Money is freedom. Money is ability. I love being able, don’t you? The Golden Rule The golden rule is NP. A moral compass is P. Unless P = NP, you can’t program the golden rule. Either/or Either tech driven or fear driven. Either a product or an… Continue reading My thought stream — at some point in time
Being content you are not motivated for action anymore. Contentment is when you have found your place or the state that comforts you and you are almost happy, mildly achieved happiness. Contentment exactly does settle. That’s what it means to be content. to chill in a bliss, a state that springs from the depths of… Continue reading Contentment vs Acceptance
Why is that mr. Dumbledore? Is it because we need to go to work everyday? Is it because I must burn calories intensively for some moral reason? I mean dwelling on dreams is just as much living as any other part of living because if I am dead I will not dream anymore. At least… Continue reading Why Do We Diss Day Dreaming?
When you’re doing the work of God, you have justice by your side. Truth is clear and sharp and you are completely sunken in the smooth, cozy texture of meaning. The work of God means to work for bringing the kingdom of God from above to below: thy will be done, in earth as it… Continue reading Doing the work of God
thank you snopes.com There wouldn’t be any fake diamonds, had we not assigned a huge value to diamonds that look a certain way. We need to redefine the value of truth, to try and shift human behaviour patterns away from self assessment of truthiness and more towards the relativisation of truth itself. There is no truth… Continue reading Why do we expect the truth?
A white rose smells like living. I breathe it in to remind myself what it is to be missed from this dense embrace of Right-here-right-now. A red rose looks like lure. I stare at it so that the fire in me sees it and tries to imitate it. Monkey see, monkey do can be used… Continue reading My language
Unfortunately we don’t have direct knowledge on the first part, that is to say, I don’t have a direct knowledge of my own thinking because I am trapped in it. The moment my first thought appeared, it started to weave the layers of layers of personality, from the inside to the outside. I don’t know… Continue reading Ergo sum. That’s all we know.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — — I believe this snippet of text to be what guides the world as we speak: a proposal that worked so… Continue reading The pursuit of joy
How Jesus described karma and dharma in a few sentences Oh, hard brain stretch ahead. This is a sort of a brain fever but, a while ago, it broke a lot of conditioning inside me, which the baptism I never asked for instilled. So, we’re at the top of the carousel, here we go. Blessed… Continue reading The Beatitudes And The Samsara
Love is just one of the many facets of the human experience Behold! I’ve been summoned to mull over an idea. As I am used to tinkering with thoughts, mulling on ideas is a related pleasant activity. However, tinkering is synthetic, while mulling is analytic. The problem with analysis is that it is a time… Continue reading Love is not the answer
Hate is a very poorly misunderstood sentiment. There is all this talk about hate speech, haters, hate as the cause of war, religious hate, hating your kind, hate mail, hate comments. Talk, talk, talk. Here is the thing: the object of hate can only be the love you have for something. The love! Not the… Continue reading You can’t hate what you don’t love
A clear introduction to Humanity for the children of tomorrow Part I Welcome, I will be your guide for successful integration into Humanity. Our first plan will cover time. Time is our perception of the global phenomenon of increasing entropy. We humans generally split time in three parts: past — a quick skim on what happened present — a detailed… Continue reading Were you born yesterday? Here is everything you need to know: (I)
I live inside this deformed world, where meaning got wasted in decay. Wherever I look, there is another stub of motivation, a relic of a slaughtered cause who scratches on the inner sky. Did you get anything? My superficial ways could seed desolation, but I’m striving not to let them; I have too few footholds… Continue reading A drop
Consider for a moment that life is an embedded property of the universe, just like time and space are. Life is not a phenomenon. Biology is a phenomenon caused by life. Just like time is a property of the time-space continuum, life is a property of a larger continuum space-time-life. Time and life are two… Continue reading Could the fabric of the universe be made of more than space and time?
The problem is that after you calm down and meditate, after you understand everybody and nurture all your compassion feelings because “you get it”, people are still people. After you forgive and understand yourself, after you let go of the past and feel the connection to the present and wonder at the mystery of the… Continue reading Everything needs to be explained and everything is there to fill a void.
We need to believe. We need to feel like death is not the end. but, the reality is it might very well be. Not the end in general, the end of you, whatever you are. I wish my mind will somehow preserve itself after death. I wish the hardly built personality made of so many lessons learned,… Continue reading There are two ways of living; one is giving meaning to life and the other is giving meaning to death.
I think if people were given the choice between being rational and being right, they would choose to be right even if that risked sounding irrational. I think that is a seriously far fetched assumption. I also think this kind of assumption is the evil that poisons what is right. Splitting the two, the right… Continue reading Right versus rational is a lie
Rationality is not gaming the system! Rationality is not about being smart! Rationality is not conning your way out of life! Rationality is the quality or state of being reasonable, based on facts or reason. Rationality implies the conformity of one’s beliefs with one’s reasons to believe, or of one’s actions with one’s reasons for action. Wikipedia Being smart, even highly intelligent, does… Continue reading Poor misunderstood rationality
There is an invisible funnel that doses the amount of change that the entire humanity is allowed. It is invisible not because of magic technology, nor conspiracy or miracles. It is invisible because nobody put it in place, so nobody is aware of it. This funnel is a naturally occurring effect of the strong affinity… Continue reading The funnel of change
Any human is at the center of its universe. Not the universe in general, its own private, small one. In this imaginary space, no one can talk or think objectively about their self. When we look inside in introspection we cannot avoid being purely subjective. It is an effect of existing — i think therefore I am… Continue reading Positive thinking means to see the full half of the glass, not to ignore the empty half.
get them and the gates will open by themselves 1. Wisdom Here are the components of wisdom: grasp + insight = synthesis memory + association = expression synthesis + expression = wisdom Grasp is the ability to understand the domain, globally seeing all the connections between the intricate parts. Not everyone shares a strong grasp… Continue reading Three human qualities that make a saint
The experience of life, living, has three main components: pleasure joy happiness. Happiness is a goal, joy is a consequence and pleasure is an effect. You have to achieve happiness, joy is determined by collaborating factors and you may obtain pleasure. The natural state in life is the opposite of the experience: If you don’t… Continue reading 3 simple components of living
The meandering thoughts about the fabric of the universe itself (theory of everything) from some dude (me) who loves to think about it. Here is the gist: Mechanics describes space. Relativity describes time-space. Quantum physics describes time. The sole reason the theories don’t match is simply because they describe different things. At quantum level eveything… Continue reading Nothing is
principles are rock, ideas are scissors and reality is paper. Principles are rock. A principle can ruin an idea. In this case self driving cars which by all current stats are a great idea (we all agree that they are way safer for most population than the flaky inattentive humans) can be crushed by the weight… Continue reading On philosophy
The reason for our existence is to defeat time, in life’s eternal battle with it. Each death, from a random cell to a random human, is the victory of time in a small battle with life. There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. General intelligence is a defense mechanism against… Continue reading The meaning of life
In this overwhelming social era when everybody advertises so aggressively their accomplishments and words like love, happiness, passion, obsession, beauty, artist or achievement are stripped of might and treated like garments for emptiness, you might get the crazy idea that something is wrong with you. Then the personal development trainer comes along, to help, and… Continue reading You can do anything and you’re still unhappy?