JP, I'm wondering what you think of :
- building skill levels
- reviewing ones actions, contributing factors, and results; and of
- envisioning process?
I find myself almost agreeing with what you say of thinking of the past putting life on hold, but it appears that view may come from a perspective I find odd.
Existential Potential wrote:
reason puts life on hold? I would rather possess reason, even if it did momentarily put "life on hold" if that ment that I could ensure I make as few a mistakes as possible, rather than living without reason, and possibly doing something stupid.
I can’t help being reminded of elite sports where the person or team who plays to ‘not make mistakes’ usually end up making more mistakes than a similarly skilled team/person who plays to ‘make the best play possible’, while those that play ‘not to lose’ usually end up losing to those that play ‘to win’.
When I put need in parenthesis, I do so because there NO SUCH THING as 'needs' - we call them needs because our own intellectualizing ontilogically distinguished(independantly existing thinking) minds feel the need to 'push the totality of its being' around so to speak.
Lol, if the word ‘needs’ doesn’t exist, then there is no such thing as language and all your talk is just meaningless jibber jabber. If the concept of ‘needs’ doesn’t exist (hunger anyone?), then you are arguing semantics because your concept does not match someone else’s concept, making it a meaningless conversation.
Due to either the delusion of time
It’s odd that our bodies need sleep in a roughly rythmic pattern to the ‘delusion’ of time, and that eventually the ‘delusion’ kills us of old age. It seems even our bodies ‘believe’ in it. If your objection is that time is only a 'concept' that we use to order our lives, then that's a fair observation, but hardly a reason to make a negatively labelled philosophy out of it....and insisting on such would lead to whether the concept of 'delusions' exists.