We tend to simplify everything and naively believe that we know what we know. It does not mean that I have an answer, it means that like most I have an opinion. What do you think? Which statement is true?
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I certainly do not believe that my eyes see the truth in much. "Looks can be deceiving".
My question was inspired by a hub I saw on Astrology. Once we "know" what to see, we so readily see it and then cannot "un-see" it. But maybe my brain is too low on oxygen - turns out I have almost no iron...
That's the point. We can only 'see' what our eyes bring to our awareness; it's inevitably colored by our subjectivity. NO one sees pure objective truth. All observations are filtered through a person's senses including state of health.
Haha! Great answer but it does not answer the question! : )
(I Believe there is/I am Awareness.)
'Belief' implies having settled on a 'truth' of choice, which, of course, is incomplete at best, and an arbitrary 'bull's eye'. Power is imposed by those who can convince that their beliefs/conclusions are the truth & others' are therefore incor
so why believe? Just accept it.
"Belief" itself, to me, means having chosen an opinion or point of view, and then defending it. Absurd, really, even if it's become consensus, It's different from faith, which, if honest, admits to not knowing but preferring to hope for something.
Our perception is such a delusion that it is an infinite source of self-entertaining either way... There is a sharpshooter phenomenon - to hit the bulls-eye - shoot first, then draw circles around the hit! Explaining the event after the fact.
Yes, it is so entertaining and I certainly indulge in it. : )
Good metaphor, Svetlana! The problem is when the 'explainer' assumes a position of authority & power to get agreement that his 'facts' are objective truth & get followers to doubt their own perceptions if different, which they will be in way
The subjective goals and accomplishments are not dependent on being universally 'right', but, as you say, they rest on effort put into them. Visualizing goals as accomplished is a huge impetus to accomplish them, as you say! It's personally valid.
Thank you for your answer. Perception is responsible for both - seeing & believing - whatever order it comes in. The word "cynical" did not cross my mind yet, but "skeptical", definitely and metacognition - knowing how we see and how we think.
You might try to look up such topics as "Believing Brain", "How Brain Works", "Optical Illusions". Brain cannot be trusted, our senses cannot be trusted, our "LOGIC" which stands for rationalizing... But it is up to you.
Thank you kallini2010. I will look into those concepts. Are there any publications you recommend? I just think the difference between sensing and perceptions is amazing. Mystifying . . .
Your answer just reminded me of a couple of books I must put on my "To Read" list. "Don't believe everything you think" by Thubten Chodron & "How we know what isn't so" by Thomas Gilovich.