posted on Dec, 14 2012 @ 10:26 AM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
I agree with that. Our logic is based upon our experiences, but out experiences are clearly sorely limited. There are entire worlds of experience that
we cannot perceive, so it can follow that there are entire worlds of logic with which we are not familiar. And yet, for the sake of sanity, we
disregard those realms and lay a blanket philosophy of whatever religion you deem suitable, in order to say, "Well, we had a look and drew up an
outline, so that'll do for starters."
The thing is, we don't know enough to draw an outline, but without that outline, we have an incomplete schematic which strikes fear into the heart of
a species that spends too much time serving the self and not enough time serving others. Understandably, this results in a sense of panic when it
comes time to cash in the chips, because we suddenly realize that there's so much we could have done, and we didn't do any of it because we were
desperate to live for ourselves before we could die. And that's when we realize the real meaning of life. It's not what we do for ourselves, it's
what we do for others. When we're gone, others will carry on the memory, and it's the ways in which you sacrificed yourself for their betterment
that they will remember most. It will be the examples of how you didn't put yourself first.
When you are weak, ignorant, and finite, there's a lot of reasons to put yourself first. That's what logic dictates. You need food, you need
clothes, you need warmth, you need shelter. You come first, then the people you need, then the people you like, so on and so forth. Logic is cruel
because it serves the one person you cannot live without: yourself. Anyone else is second priority or less.
And that's where balance comes into play. I dread the day logic becomes the primary method of decision-making, because that will be the day we stop
caring for the sake of caring at all.