so you do not believe in the existence of a higher truth?
It's never bad to evaluate one's own preconceptions. However, I think it's a bit ignorant to assume that one's own truth is more relevant than others'. In order for it to lead to truth, you must have at random picked the correct one out of hundreds. And if you pick the wrong one, you might end up hurting yourself and others.
a reference point if you will, that in fact unlocks certain
aspects of the creation...
not a tool to manipulate our own thoughts
but that "end point" which every philosopher ran after.
tested, unbreakable and coherent with the universal system.
what is "right and wrong" should require a common (valid)
Everybody interprets the world differently. Everyone always has. If you knew perfectly all objective truths of the world but nothing else, you would know everything that is objective, but that doesn't mean you would have an idea of what _should_ be, ie, what is right and wrong (as opposed to true or false). As an extreme example, you would know that Hitler invaded Poland, but you wouldn't be able to tell if invading Poland was the right thing to do. You could tell everything that happened as a consequence of that, and even if the people of the world would be happier if he didn't, you wouldn't be able to tell that the happiness of the people of the world is a good thing, because that's a subjective opinion. I agree that I think everybody's happiness is good, and I think every human does (possibly with exceptions), but that makes it at best a human opinion. It is not universal, only human. At best.
reference point. otherwise it's very personal and it may
become 'my truth is your falsehood', so on...
this is my exact question:
why do we stop questioning the validity in most cases?
and how do we get rid of our chains?
what the majority says/accepts may not be the truth.
1 billion people believing in the same thing doesn't make it right.
we may think x=y is indeed a fact because we have been
living in that formula from day one...
even if we see other formulas;
it is hard to leave the comfort zone, right?
happiness (nor suffering) shouldn't be "the" aim of this life.
it is obvious that this whole thing is not about that.
in my opinion; more than those should be chased.
so i'm still at the same point.
how do we get rid of the habits that cloud our free will?
and when we do that how in fact do we get rid of the
need to be right? and perhaps after that, how do we
get to the reference point?
Last edited by Mehmet; Jan 29 2012 at 06:35 AM.
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