reply to post by AceWombat04
Hello there Ace. I doubt what I am going to say will be of any news to you!
What you illustrate here is indicative of such a larger problem. In truth, I feel that it is the core issue facing the world today and that all
"problems" are simply resultant of the attitude you describe in your OP. I joined ATS specifically to explore different ways to approach this
Of course, no one would like to think that what you say here applies to them. So, you will mostly get those who simply cant control (for lack of a
better word) their reactions, and those that commiserate when it suits them (when such things are being called out, of course).
I have always found it fascinating how close-minded the vast
majority of people are when it comes to possibilities. Years ago, I was the same
way, until I ended up exploring something which was possible, but I had discredited greatly due to it being improbable. I suppose I learned my lesson
from that, however, I obviously was still willing to honestly
explore it in the first place.
What we see is the parties involved obsessed with proving their perspective as "right," at the expense of whomever they are arguing with. No
cooperation, only conflict. It seems so obvious to me that the more productive way of going about it is understanding that both viewpoints, together,
make up the fabric of human-context "reality." We could learn so very much
from each other..
In high school, I was generally very open about my own viewpoints. This resulted in literally being laughed at by peers and teachers alike. In
hindsight, I find it humorous myself as the points, theories, and concepts I presented are all now becoming widely accepted. But, at the time, it was
a formative experience. Those I was speaking with didnt understand what I was saying from my
context. Only what it would mean if they were
uttering the words themselves. No questions were asked, no one wished to explore. It wasnt even that they thought about it, and then found it
nonsense, they didnt even think about it at all. At least not with any form of sincerity.
Honestly, I think ATS may have the highest concentration of those with a spirit of exploration. We are still only speaking of a few people. I have
only met two people, outside of ATS, who have a true spirit of exploration (in the context I have presented). I think I have "met" maybe three or
so on this site, you being one of them.
When it comes down to it, I dont think people in general really even know how
to walk a mile in someone elses shoes, much less do it
conceptually or with any semblance of efficacy. Most are more concerned with proving themselves right at the expense of another, than they are with
proving themselves wrong with the cooperation of another. I compare this to harmony, rather than duality. Same "objective" thing, but the
subjectivity makes quite the difference..
I dont suppose I have a point to this.. Other than to let you know that your perspective, and how you go about communicating it, is greatly
appreciated by me personally.
All the best my friend!