Those Darn Kids

My first childhood thought, “why this and not something else”. 

We are all fundamentally “why” motivated people, most have only grown accustomed to being told the “why”, leaving them primarily concerned with only the “whats” and the “hows” in life.

Depending upon our own beliefs, we instruct our children to think as we do, or to think for and become themselves. 

Communication

If you cannot explain your opponents position to their satisfaction, your motivation in any argument with them is only to be right yourself, not to connect, understand or come to a acceptable agreement with them.
-Gump

Gravitational Human Waves

Scientific Knowledge, no matter how accurate, can never tell us “why”, it can never tell us what we “should” do, only what we “could” do.

It can only describe for us the limits of what is possible, not an objects objective value.

The value that we place upon the objects of our experience, determines what we value, and therefore how we each behave relative to the objects of our world. 

Religion assumes the place of value determination for us all, either an organized form, or one of our own creation.

When we place the wrong value upon the objects of our experience, through our own learned experiential construct of reality, we err.

When we err, it is due our own lack of awareness of what truly is, not our lack of effort that derails us.

We are all information scavengers at our most fundamental level, assigning meaning (value) to things and objects, providing us with motivations to act and a construct for acceptable social behavior.

When we assign meaning wrongly, and continue to do so despite the negative consequences that we experience as a result, we tend to justify our resultant behaviors forming a hard personal rule, or a wall.

When we take the permanent posture of creating walls, and not fine tuning our beliefs from our experiences (learning), we err greatly!

What we think is true, becomes true to us, whether or not it is really true.

Human Behavior

Our nature is baffled by the arbitrary rules of man, human intuition fails in such environments, often sparking an existential crisis in those who take notice. The cure is certainty, either real or imagined.

The Fire Within!

“Each of us has a unique fire within us, that lights the way for us to explore our world and experience life, our rearing determines the clarity or opacity of the world that we see, but only we can clean away the debris from our own lens to see for ourselves.”

-Gump