Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reality is in the eye of the beholder

Check this out --- how replacing a somewhat subjective perception with another somewhat subjective perception effectively changes reality. Essentially, you see what you want to see.

And it doesn't stop with the article. How many times have you heard many of the world's calamities be blamed on so-called "human nature"? Really? Are you absolutely sure we are born being fascists and other horrible things? The worst of our behavior is actually "human nature"? Or is it just how those that live above the law shaped our culture so their actions appear beyond reproach? Because, actually, quite a few of us are direct descendants of folks that wiped off the cultures that lived where our houses stand today --- but of course we hardly ever think that. So tell me, my friend, what have you learned to think of "human nature"?

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