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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:15 AM

12. Well, that's a bit harsh

and a broad-brushing of a collective denial.

Things are so complicated in these times and who has the time or capacity to get even close to an accurate model of this reality? We are good at assuming and experiencing a sense of understanding that seems complete and that corresponds to what may be "out there", but that's something we have to do and are also very good at.

How would it feel to, say, watch a television that had squares cut out of the screen here and there? That is, in a way, similar to our experience. We are able to "fill in" the gaps and voids in the sense that we imagine a complete and whole picture.

If we could learn to notice that we naturally extrapolate and repudiate the data we encounter, then we could have a better chance of not being taken advantage of by those who exploit this loophole in our self-representation and synthesis of experience and reality.

It isn't even so much about IQ and education, (though both are vary useful in their own rights due to the nature of this game) it is about a rudimentary understanding of how we function and what purpose those functions have. That's not really esoteric or even specialized. Consider what happens when people focus on an art or a skill and become adept at it. There is an art of experience, so to speak, about the way we are being and rests on insight into the transparency of the various processes by which we encounter and make sense of what seems to be "out there".

So, maybe stupid is as stupid does, but while I can agree somewhat with your assessment, I would prefer to point-out the vague and abstract filling in being performed. There is so much more to it all and getting an accurate picture is more involved than a small chunk of abstract summary.

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