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My perception of the real world -- right or wrong?

 
 
Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 12:47 pm
My perception of the real world. Am I right or wrong?

1. Accepting the way things are not the way we want them to be..

2. Being able to adapt to new and different situations.

3. Our five senses are the only connection with the real world.

4. We are products of unintentional, constructive and destructive, brainwashing (behavior conditioning) that causes everything we do, say, and what we think.

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. Mark Twain
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 01:25 pm
@Rickoshay75,
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1. Accepting the way things are not the way we want them to be..
Doesn't it depend upon, Rick, eg, whether the way we want to be is better or worse than the way they are

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2. Being able to adapt to new and different situations.
Sure Rick but isn't that relatively trivial, doesn't it go without saying

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3. Our five senses are the only connection with the real world.
No. Violates the General Principle that nothing is entirely anything while everything is partly something else

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4. We are products of unintentional, constructive and destructive, brainwashing (behavior conditioning) that causes everything we do, say, and what we think.
"Everything" violates GP above

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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. Mark Twain
Some truth to that. According to the GP we're all nuts in one way or another. However life will never stand explained
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 02:10 pm
@Rickoshay75,
I pretty well agree with all of that except for # 3. Our five senses are notoriously unreliable. I don't think that our perception of physical phenomena comes anywhere within a country mile of understanding "the real world." Try meditation sometime -- Yoga, TM or a Zen ko-an.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 02:37 pm
@Rickoshay75,
My perception of the real world -- right or wrong?

Yes.
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 04:15 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Our five senses are notoriously unreliable.>>

Possibly, but without them, we couldn't survive.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2013 05:03 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:

Our five senses are notoriously unreliable.>>

Possibly, but without them, we couldn't survive.


Oh, that's probably true (even though some species do quite well without one or two or more of them). All I'm saying is that I disagree that they provide an adequate connection to the "real world." Whatever that is or turns out to be.
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