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I'm talking about The stuff they teach in schools in general. Gravity is the best example
Okay...still would like another example if you can think of one.
everything has a basis in fact, do they not?
I believe these have their basis in fairy tales actually. What is more exciting to hear about? A guy that can jump high or one that can fly? I think ancient people would think that a flying man is more amazing then one jumping.
I'm not necessarily trying to create an arguement, but I do want you to answer my questions to the best of your abilities.
I would like to know where you got the ideas of chinese documents telling about floating people. I won't "exploit" it.
I think the majority wouldn't even consider gravity before it was discovered. I think that they would believe in order to fly or float they would need wings. I could be wrong though.
Okay, well what if the person believes it with all their heart and jump to prove it to someone else?
Originally posted by Kushi
....Then either they don't believe, are crazy, or the person that can do it is not yet strong enough to make others believe he can. because if others don't believe to an extent, it won't happen.
Originally posted by Kushi
Another example....The underestimated power of the mind. Not taught in schools, but almost as a cultural belief, that the mind is only good for controlling your body, and has no capability to produce supernatural phenomonon.
Where might the ideas for fairy tales come from? Sure they might be exagerrated, but what if instead of jumping high the man could levitate?
Sorry for sounding so harsh, man. Your original post just sound like you think that what I think could be possible is silly... I take chinese sword class and my teacher mentioned that there were documents, historical records, depicting flying people. I have never seen these, I'm just repeating what I heard.
That could be a possibilty. They could have all believed that in order to fly you would need a device, otherwise yoou would have been able to naturally fly. What they didn't understand was that it is a mental achievement.....
Then either they don't believe, are crazy, or the person that can do it is not yet strong enough to make others believe he can. because if others don't believe to an extent, it won't happen.
Originally posted by hatchedcross
I still don't see how if someone doesn't believe that someone can fly would stop them from doing it.