Philosophical Observations 15
The goal of any organization is to maximize the value of everything that comes in the door before it goes back out and that includes everything, people and material. At the end of the day, it is all about value.
Luck often sides with the able.
The reason science can't describe reality is the same reason it can't describe a tree. You can draw a picture of a tree, or take a picture, make a movie, even a 3D movie but in the end you only have a partial description no matter how much information you use. Science is in the business of explaining things but the explanations will always be incomplete.
Even if the greatest master in music theory gave the most complete analysis of a piece of music, he could only describe certain aspects. Much better to just listen to the piece of music and let it touch you, move you and carry you away.
The veil between our world and the next is not well understood. Does this concept have meaning? Could it be a myth created by religious zealots? If there is a veil (I believe there is), it is probably everywhere, in other words it has a fractal boundary. At the edges of this fractal structure, the scale is very, very fine and so our connection to this other domain is very weak. The main point is, it takes a large number of people focusing on the same thing to have a pronounced influence, in order to penetrate this veil. If we wanted to measure any form of metaphysical phenomena, we would, by necessity, have to involve a large number of people.
You have been hoodwinked by the greatest salesmen that have ever lived. What did you buy? Central banks create currency out of thin air, the interest you pay on your mortgage, did not exist until the bank created it, and you are paying dearly for this imaginary entity. At the end of the day, the real value of any particular item that we can name is being siphoned off into the hands of the one percent of the one percent, and this is not you.
It is possible to overthink almost any subject and by the time you are finished over-analyzing it, you have a different animal. The value of simple is clarity, the value of clarity is practical application. If you want to apply a principle to your life keep it simple stupid.
In our quest for knowledge, it seems strange, just how dynamic this exploration is becoming. We should ask ourselves, first of all, what is knowable, and secondly, of the things we are able to understand, just how well can we know them. We have entered the information age. Knowledge is doubling in faster and faster cycle times, but as you may have noticed on the internet, not having all the facts does not seem to stop people from having opinions. These opinions create a field, like the wisdom of the crowd. The truthfulness fluctuates but when we average it out, many times, it is very close to the correct interpretation. Are we influencing the outcome? This would suggest that something like the intentional field of implicate order is in play here.
There was some form of probability distribution. We were each given a space in time, in position and duration. We were each given a particular set of talents and resources, mental and physical ability, social position etc... If a system is sufficiently complex, all we can do is tweak the parameters, run it in real time and watch what happens. There is something we are supposed to learn. Don't give up before the miracle happens. There is a miracle and just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.
When an atheist has been humbled, he calls himself an agnostic.
A fundamental feature of the intentional field of implicate order is deception. All intelligent agencies use deception as a tool for an agenda. This is a clue. The reality we perceive has deception built into it. It is being called self referential noise. This is the snow on your TV, the hiss on your radio. It is the abyss, the negative energy in information theory. It is the beautiful lie and it is driving the system.
Our perception is filtered. We differentiate the elements in our field of awareness. We reconstruct these elements in novel ways, this is what imagination is. Intuition is a higher form of awareness however there appears to be a large amount of background noise so that, we cannot really get a clear picture of what is going on. This reminds me of opinions, everyone has intuition and just like opinions, there is a lot of fluctuation.
People believe what they want to believe. People hear what they want to hear. Don't waste your time defending truth, truth doesn't need your help. There is no surer way to hinder discovery then to believe that you already have the answer.
Perception is, in a very real sense, an awareness of differentiation. Women and men are different for a reason, you have to look beyond the physical realm to really understand what is going on. Women complete men and men complete women. If we blur all of the lines, we will end up with a compromised level of awareness. Any sufficiently low level of awareness is indistinguishable from ignorance.
Meaning has a dynamic, a thickness or density as well as a network of connections so, it will fluctuate from person to person, creating a range of expressions as it spills into the landscape.
You should be humbled by the great mysteries set before you, arrogance is not useful in this matter.
Desire is a strange thing. How well do you understand your own desires. Often women are more interested in intimate disclosure, which is strange because a woman is just about the most mysterious thing a man will ever encounter. Men seem to favor shared experience, action, adventure, and a woman who will do all those very interesting things. The better you understand what drives you, the more emotional intelligence you will have.
When we belong, we believe. When we separate, we doubt.
Reading the enemy's playbook; we would first, have to assume that we have enemies but this idea is flawed. We are all part of the same social system and those we might think of as enemies are actually agents that are driving the system in ways that we don't approve of. The most important thing is to value the good things. Do not let someone else define what is good and what isn't. Exercise your freewill and decide for yourself. Don't let someone else control the definitions. We must also remember that because we cannot predict where we will end up any better than we can predict the weather, "the means" become all important.