If you’ve read my posts, I imagine some will ask themselves “Who is this guy to say that this is the way things are, why does he think he knows these things any better than us?” and the truth is that I don’t know what I’m talking about, nothing I share is for sure, just as how we can’t be sure wether or not our reality is a computer simulation. We perceive a very insignificant amount of depth of our reality, yet it feels like we see everything that there is to see. The reason for this is that we can’t know what it is that we don’t know, in other words, what we don’t see will never actually be apparent until we are able to see it, but the question is how can one know when this is the case? When you look at a rock, you see a closed structure, when in reality it is a complex and intricate network of rock matter with many holes and tunnel like structures .
This is when assumption can seem like it has to be true, and when what is seen is only an observation of what you can’t entirely see. The seemingly closed structure of the rock is the observation, and the intricate structure is a further observation, but the truth is further than we can perceive due to our inability to be able to see the atoms or even what makes up the atoms, we will never truly know when/if we’ve seen the entire picture. If you use this same logic to apply to what we know about reality, this is how one can understand that it is impossible to truly understand what reality is, all we can do is build our logic based off of our observations.
Nobody knows what they are talking about, they only think they know what they are talking about. In our society, there is a kind of hierarchy of intelligence that many perceive in order to associate specific people with a certain level of intelligence in order to place them either above or below one another. There are other factors that play a role in this placement but intelligence is what tends to appear more immediately. The reason why this is a significant flaw is because one assumes the intelligence of another having witnessed only a series of events while the person being questioned could be coming from somewhere completely unexpected, which would lead to them being misjudged, yet still completely discredited, based off of an insufficient amount of information.
Strong emotion, due to the impulsiveness associated with it, is a major example of how one can distort the way they are seen, which is a perfect time for assumptions to be created and for a false idea of who this person is takes place. Not only can this system make the relatively intelligent look unintelligent, but it can make the unintelligent look intelligent. This is dangerous when one claims to know how to fix a problem, when in reality their limited knowledge can cause them to worsen the problem, and those who think differently and know how to fix it are silenced due to their seemingly inadequate minds, causing the solution to be further postponed. It is human nature to follow an idea we think is good, but if we think a bad idea is a good one due to ignorance, our thoughts will build off of something irrational and therefore continue to be irrational. Of course this blog entry itself is all an idea based off of observation and thoughts that can possibly be branched from irrationality, but I feel as though acknowledging these things can help one realize how frequently these extents of irrationality occur and why/how they occur. In the end, irrationality and perceived irrationality is a result of associations that exist in the mind but don’t exist in reality, and our knowledge is an observation as opposed to the actually occurring reality.