We believe that we are more often right than wrong. We were told at the beginning of our lives, which we don't even remember. By the time we are capable of remembering, we have been named, identified and instructed.
There is a theory, a funny one at that, that we are all like characters in books, we are written. And it is not only one author who writes, but a multitude of them.
I am very philosophical, whereas my parents are not and my mother never could win an argument with me, because of my "steel" logic. Her way to end the argument was to call me "a sophist".
Anyway, according to that theory, when we think about anything it is the work of a particular writer. The book where I read it is called "T" by Victor Pelevin. T. is a character written by five authors and when he was told about it he was petrified to find out that he has no control over his thoughts or actions.
The fifth author calls himself "metaphysician of absolute" and the quintessence, the one who gives the story and the character the meaning.
From the dialogue between T. and the editor (the main writer), using the analogy, T. talks to the Creator (a god). T. asks:
- And how can I recognize this quintessensor?
- You can recognize him, for example, like that – if in the middle of the battle you all of a sudden start thinking about the meaning of it, then that it’s him.
- If in the middle of the battle one thinks about its meaning, - T. mumbled, - the only meaning there can be is in being killed.”