“I am fascinated that you interpret this phenomenon as of your mind instead of of meaning/truth itself. can you expand on the reasoning behind that choice?”
yes. I’ve bumped into people not understanding me since I was a kid. “He beats to a different drummer”, “Oh there’s kenny again – just let him talk until he’s done – don’t try to make sense of it” – and so I suspect that a good amount of people likely don’t think the same way that I do. So, an honest or authentic approach I figured would be doing all of this and applying it only and solely to myself FIRST, understanding it as thoroughly as I possibly can, and ONLY THEN, start to universalize for all people and possibly for all things.
it’s certainly the most epistemologically “safe” approach (safe in a error-reduction sense, in a good way!) I am now wondering why I don’t take it. my reasons are likely haughty.”
I think that’s been the hardest hurdle for me too: REALLY accepting that even though I can understand other people and they me up to a point, there are likely some walls I simply cannot cross… some things I cannot understand.
I use clinical depression as my ‘go to’ for that. One day I realized, I can’t know clinical depression. I can understand melancholy – and that’s not to say that I couldn’t become clinically depressed possibly — but I can’t say that I really do.
I don’t know what it’s like — I can only imagine based on my experience with melancholy. And melancholy can be bad — bad for me — bad from my perspective — as close to clinical depression as I’ve gotten — and yet, no, I can’t understand what they go through.
But I absolutely love making quotes – food for thought, etc. As far as I’m concerned, what I think/feel is normal and anybody who doesn’t has something a little ‘off’ and if only I explain myself enough the right way they’ll see they were wrong.
Hence, all those arguments I get into with people you see on my feed
oh that’s so true. Like what you said about haughtiness — that’s a perfect word for it – and it’s hard to avoid. The feeling of certainty is a drug