“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 50: Science, Media, Knowledge, & Misrepresentations

So in looking at the misrepresentations of science in the media, one thing that is often misunderstood is what psychology actually finds in their studies. A study could, for example, be researching obesity and linking this to depression. They may have 100 people report their weights, and based on some criteria to determine obesity, they link being over the "normal" weight to depression. What does it mean to link or associate or find a correlation. This means their is a signal that connects depression and obesity, which could either be that with more obesity their is greater depression (entails that lower obesity there is less depression) or with less obesity their is greater depression (entailing that with greater obesity there is less depression). Now this is all nice and all, though, however, what REALLY happened, is that a certain number of people showed SOME signs that there were SOME pattern with how depression and obesity occur. This DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING ELSE. Though the media, and even psychologists themselves, could benefit from a belief that there is SOMETHING HERE.
      There is one saying that Skinner would say, that goes like the Rat is always right. Similar with reality, what is real is always right. That IF YOU FIND something that does not fit your claimed pattern then realize your theory is incorrect, or insufficient to explain the real-ity of things. So for example, if there is one destonian who can direct themselves and not allow depression to occur, simply because it is who they are, then this invalidates general claims of depression that state humans will feel depressed when x happens. THOUGH realize, that what scientists and media are in fact doing is REPORTING how a somewhat pattern people are existing within, of feeling depressed when this thing also happens. So what is the science and media showing, but ourselves? Our limitations, our patterns. Perhaps the only real claim for who we are possibly able to exist as comes from religous arenas, a part from the desteni message of oneness and equality. In christianity you hear of Jesus. Why can't we live and apply as Jesus? So this is a kinda of open-minded thinking, that we call it, when really it is a question that cannot be necessarily answered until we tried everywhich way to see if there is a way to live "as Jesus." Other religions too have "open-minded" ideas and beliefs. It seems to me, that what i am living and applying within the Desteni message, is a personal truth and understanding of who i am. Which you can say every religion, science, and perhaps every person, has tried to answered, or give an answer, who am I? From early on, i knew i had potential. And i see every roadblock has been my own. Now i find myself scared, and in a fright, have diminished myself, to try to protect myself. It feels comfortable to accept my position, to not have to risk anything. But what i am really risking if everything is me? If every person in the world is me? That each person that i talk to, that i am talking to me. That every surface i touch, i am touching me? That each breath i take, is me. If you were to take my awareness and stick it into another body with another person's memories, I would be that person. Is all that separates us from each other, a point of awareness? Then can't we become aware of others and how others experience see things and recognize that they are no more valid than any other experience, that can you take this line of thought further and see that i myself would rather not have a suffering experience, yet this other person is experiencing it, so would I not want to support myself to stop such a suffering experience even though i do not experience directly, yet i know its real. Perhaps one of the greatest evils of our times is relativity or the idea of the matrix, that only my experience are real, and that everyone else is an illusion, that relatively i can exist as more or more special. Herein missing, the possibility that all is equality, and i dare you to consider this, because if you do, the value of this world of equality is so immense that you cannot/dare not turn your back at even the remote possibility that this could be real. For me, even the possibility that everything has an awareness, i cannot disregard that because, if it is true, that everything is aware, than what would that make me, if i am completely disregarding everything? If its not true, i lose nothing, though if it is true, i would be devastated, so i have to see for myself.


I know at the core of who i am that everything is me, that what separates us is but a bit of awareness. That if you took my awareness and place it within anything, i would feel and experience that way according to the rules of that thing. I know i can change the rules, because, apparently, even the rules are aware. There is not one piece, no fabric of existence which is not self, which is not aware, and which is not equal. Even the concept of not equal, makes no sense, from how can you place 'not' in front of a word, and how could that reflect anything, because one is attempting to say X does not exist, yet you are using X in that very sentence. And X really, if not anything, a word/symbol meant to refer to something real/concrete. And are not everything that is real, that we perceive that exist as this entire existence, simply there already and they will never truly be removed from existence. How far does our knowledge go anyway? If we cannot see and study our very words, and use them honestly. Which is why anything that forgets the physical is not real. Which is why things such as anger, jealousy, sadness, happiness, are playing a substantial role in how we forget the physical and why we become unreal, as we start circular arguments that i do X because i am sad/angry/jealous/happy, which is a statement of absolute separation and blatant ignorance. That in reality, you experience something, and you acted as X. That we are the ones who accept and allow both the experiencing and the acting, instead of directing ourselves.
Acting

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