Journal Entry #566
September 17th, 2011
We just love to play those mind games.
As humanity has evolved and become self aware this has often presented many problems as well as offered many solutions to life. A basic problem I see is that with ability to see beyond the moment in the moment, in other words to envision the unknown we often lose track of what is known as the basis for reality. We go off into imagination land, speculation land, the game of “what ifs” and the world of fantasy as our guide in life. While it is vital to have a healthy imagination as this helps us in so many ways we don’t have to use this as a tool to mind fuck others.
I see this so often in discussions where people will just not give an inch and bring the conversation back to reality. You see when arguing from a position of speculation or fantasy it will become endless as there will always be another thing to imagine and people use this to never concede or settle a point. This allows one to not accept reality on realities terms and continue to speculate until all possibilities are exhausted which of course will never happen in the land of what ifs.
Basically I am saying that at times we are too smart for our own good as we do not know when to stop when it comes to speculation. Next thing you know we are believing the fantasies we have created as true, then we are creating more fantasies to justify the initial ones and the game never ends. At some point we need to come back to reality.
Let me give you an example; if I take the last thing I said here we can go from there. What is reality is anything really real? For all I know we could be just part of a giant intelligent computer game and that computer could be inside another computer game all inside my imagination.
So this is all possible but not probable based on what we know and that is the key ingredient here, what we do know. Now what we do know as I have said many times before is not absolute but the best guess we have so far and we need to accept this until there is a better guess.
In accepting this so many things we believe to be true will immediately be rendered false or we can just keep going and go down the road of fantasy. If you do not accept reality then you will continually be playing mind games, let me break it down.
The truth is always easier to talk about as when you talk with lies you are continually trying to cover up and justify each lie with another lie. This will eventually if not sooner break down as reality dictates this, so the basis for reality and reality itself actually tries to bring us back from fantasy.
Have you ever tried to tell a lie and then realized that your lie would be exposed so you cover it up with another lie and then keep going. The odds are that this will fall into itself at some point so why do it when it is much easier to just tell the truth in the first place.