posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:30 PM
I like using logic, I love debate. And yet...
I came to a point where I recognized that it is limited in it"s reliability.
I also found (through careful analyzation of my own inner processes) that in the space of one second, my brain is very adept at using logic to justify
a view or position that was chosen purely through my emotions, subconscious associations (which group things together in a way different from linear
cause -effect), intuition or instinct.
Then I would fool myself into believing the choice came after
I found the logical structure.
It is not easy to be so brutally honest with yourself, and let go of such a wonderful sense of control....
What I feel/think now is that both my analytical mind and my intuition and emotions have value and can access truth. Sometimes there is a logical
structure and explanation behind my intuitional information, but I can't perceieve it yet with my conscious mind, for lack of info. If I come up with
a logical explanation at that point, it may be well constructed and handy for winning a debate, but ultimately false because I filled in the blanks or
unknown factors, with false assumptions. I can lead myself astray that way.
If I keep this in mind, I will still rely on those abilities in debate anyway, as I see it as a game, a sport, for building the analytical
"muscles".... but I am very careful to not take my self too seriously and convince myself that sh$t smells like roses!
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