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Author:  Chicodoodoo [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Certainty

People believe anything. They also disbelieve anything. Our picture of reality is just electrochemical signals in our brains. Being a social animal, consensus is what shapes our acceptance of reality, and as the ruling sociopaths have discovered and pursued, consensus can be manipulated and even constructed.

Religion is a good example. People gather together and choose to agree on certain creative explanations for the mysteries of life. That seems harmless enough, but sociopaths see an opportunity to gain power and control by manipulating this phenomenon, and the Vatican is born. Tyranny follows close behind, as the victims of the Inquisition can attest.

Another variation is playing out right before our eyes. People gather together and choose to agree on certain creative explanations for their history and their purpose in life. That seems harmless enough, but sociopaths see an opportunity to gain power and control by manipulating this phenomenon, and the state of Israel is born. Tyranny follows, as the Palestinians can attest.

What is reality? What is true? How dare we be so sure?

It has been said that nothing is certain but death and taxes. Taxes are a degree of slavery, a symptom of tyranny. They are not certain at all, but we are deliberately brainwashed to believe that they are as certain as death, so that we will embrace our enslavement, and even defend it. It's no surprise that religions had their taxes as well with their practice of "offerings", indulgences, and the like.

And what about death? Surely that is certain. But some people believe anything, including life after death. Or they disbelieve anything, including life after death. All we have to hang onto is consensus. But there's something about consensus we should recognize.

"An idea does not gain truth as it gains followers." -- Amanda Bloom

Author:  Chicodoodoo [ Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Certainty

Zook sees uncertainty as "a vehicle for dark agendas". In his view, to be uncertain is to aid the Talmudist banksters who pursue full spectrum dominance.

Zook suffers greatly from his own umwelt:

Our construction of reality shapes and alters our view of the physical world. It also limits our cognitive ability because we weigh our views more importantly than others. Mr. Wilson explains:

"A lot of this happens unconsciously. We don't know how much we're interpreting. The world presents itself like it's reality and we don't know how much we've already filtered that. There's a psychologist name Lee Brosan who calls this naive realism. We perceive the world as real, but we're doing a lot of spinning as the information comes in. He talks about it as a real impediment when we're in an argument because each person sees the world as real and thinks the other must be crazy or deliberately trying to destroy things when in fact they're just trying to bring their own expectations and facts to the table."

Recognizing this limited view is the first step. David Eagleman describes this as the umwelt: the assumption that our reality is the only reality out there. He suggests the first thing we have to do is recognize our umwelt.

"The key is when you appreciate the umwelt it gives you intellectual humility. You realize that even though you assume this is reality, there is so much you're not seeing and so much that's a part of other people's reality. The usefulness is recognizing this humility when making a hypothesis."

Recognizing our own umwelt can help us recalibrate our version of reality and start looking at the world in a new and different way. Most of us can't do this by flipping a switch and require some exercises to get our brains into the habit of looking through other perspectives before making choices. -- source

Umwelt is the certainty that you know what reality is. The reality is that none of us know what reality is. We each build a mental model of reality based on our life experiences, but because we all have different life experiences (and different psychologies!), our models are all different. Some models are a more accurate representation of reality than others, but they are all flawed. That is why uncertainty is the foundation of wisdom. Socrates allegedly possessed that wisdom and intellectual humility when he said "I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."

Author:  Chicodoodoo [ Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Certainty

We are often most in the dark when we are the most certain, and the most enlightened when we are the most confused. -- M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled, page 285

"Confused" is not quite the right word. Confusion does indeed produce uncertainty, but there is another kind of uncertainty. One can also be uncertain without being confused. This kind of uncertainty means being aware. It is the awareness of the very limited extent of human mental abilities. It is awareness of the enourmous complexity of the world. It is awareness of how the one (human cognition) does not adequately accomodate the other (the complexity of the world). It is the awareness of our short-comings, our limits, our weaknesses, our flaws, and our place in the world. Awareness is consciousness. Being uncertain is a sign of greater consciousness. Greater consciousness is higher consciousness. Higher consciousness is enlightenment.

Uncertainty is enlightenment. It is not confusion. It is the understanding of confusion.

Author:  Chicodoodoo [ Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Certainty

"You have to learn to live with incompleteness and use it as a motivating force rather than a point of desperation or indifference." -- source, page 116

And there it is again, the reason I am "a self-professed fan of uncertainty." If you can realize that we are all suffering from varying degrees of intense ignorance, then it becomes clear why uncertainty has to be our default position. And yet it is not:

"It’s the reason that all the dramas have become packaged and sold via the media. The media is where most people turn. They flick on their televisions, radios, computers, newspapers, magazines, and even books, and these deliver the packets of information bundled together by the media. The media know very well that people are ignorant — enough so that they lack the ability to discern the incompleteness of the information packets they serve to their customers. Information is incomplete, and this drowns our population in ignorance, which enables manipulation." -- source, page 116

Organized sociopaths deliberately sell us certainty, "which enables manipulation."

Author:  Chicodoodoo [ Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Certainty

"Let us stay in the realm of doubt and uncertainty, the only thing that allows us to advance along the path of light, constantly questioning our temporary truths which we have encountered in the course of our ascension." -- Jacques Duchaussoy, On the Appearance of Reality (source)

Jacques Duchaussoy also appears to share my perspective that uncertainty is the only way forward. Uncertainty is the sign of an open mind. A closed mind is rigid and unchanging, while an open mind can grow and expand. Which best serves humanity? I believe the obvious answer is an open mind.

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