Sunday, June 16, 2013
Fortunately or unfortunately, that goes for all of us....
The truth is not what anyone tells me it is.
It is what I know it to be.
Another mouth mouthing
"This is how it is" or
"This is what I know about you" can only speak from an interpretation, and not from any direct experience, of my life.
The "us", what is that?
I know what the word means, but this is the only experience I can honestly speak for.
Can you speak for other people and if so, who and would they be able to confirm your accuracy?
That would be fascinating.
I know it could appear I am being an idiot, but that is the furthest thing from my intention. I am sincerely curious because I hear a person say things like "we" and "us" and "them" and I have no experience of that being possible.
"When I wrote "us" what I was thinking was how every human being can say to another "The truth is not what anyone tells me it is. It is what I know it to be. Another mouth mouthing "This is how it is" or "This is what I know about you" can only speak from an interpretation, and not from any direct experience, of my life." is all. I know that's how I feel." said Gina
It is quite possible there is a person on earth who can speak for another with total accuracy. I am open to it. I just don't know how it could be; said I
"When I became more aware of this and began speaking only of my own experience, my mum described me as one of the most self-centred people she knew. She could be right. How would I know?" - responded Rose.
Maybe I was actually looking in the mirror and seeing myself and what do I think? Are you self centred sometimes, I know I am sometimes.
Is there a way to not be self-cantered?
If I put my attention on to you, I am putting my attention on to what I think your "self" is. This doesn't solve the problem of being self-cantered; it just changes the supposed self that benefits from the attention.
Perhaps the language could be changed to:
Personality-cantered, to delineate the story that gets the attention.
My story is what I focus on because it is the one I actually have a little say in.
It appears there is only one self in seven billion bodies, each with a personality story. Since any story ends up not being true, who gives a shit if I focus on you or me?
Neither one is really that big of a deal.
Since it is easier to eat the food I have access to, I focus on me.
The thing that appears most useful in pondering is the end of true selfishness, which wants others to focus on me.
I will focus on me, you will focus on you, and mutual benefits between you and I will create an honest world.