The Worth in Being Worthless

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“The man is wisest who realizes that his wisdom is worthless.”

-Plato

How can wisdom be worthless?

Perception is Key here… what is wisdom to you might not be wisdom at all to another.

Is there such a thing as wisdom?

Is it worthless because we will never truly KNOW?

Is worthless a negative aspect? Rather something you might actually want to obtain?

This is just a short example of why I call myself  –>  Truth Seeker.

& Yes; I do realize that my journey might not ever end..

But that is the Beauty of it all.

Thoughts?

-Truth Seeker

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Purpose in Commitment?

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Commitment —> The state or an instance of being obligated and/or emotionally impelled to a goal/object/being.

Although I could not find a well fitting definition, (in my opinion) I chose the one inscribed above and added a few distinctions to specify it. The world we reside in (I won’t say live in because so many of us are complacently dead) is filled with various situations involving commitment. Now, this man-made term can be perceived several different ways to many different people, but for the sake of MY blog, only see commitment as the definition I have provided you, the seeker of truth. The more time I spend pondering commitment, the more convinced I become that it is only a form of oblivious insanity. When I speak of insanity, this is the definition you must focus on:

Doing the same exact thing over and over, then expecting different results. 

This can be taken into context in several of our “daily commitments”, I will speak of only a handful, each with it’s own instance. One definite conclusion I have been able to obtain through all of this is the fact that commitment can be both, positive and/or negative. In terms of a successful college student that has done exceptionally well through the said being’s college career, it is obvious and safe to say that there is a positive form of commitment here. Why? Well, if said being is obtaining success on a regulatory basis, surely the steps said being is taking when studying, attending classes, and test taking.. is working. They are “committed” to maintain this passing average. This of course is considering all aspects of external and internal influences. If the student were to become careless and “un-commited”, the result would be polar opposite of the one first stated. Do not confuse my words… I am not saying that change is always negative and leads to failure. The truth is, change can actually be extremely positive and add to this achievement… as long as it is PLANNED change. Impulse is one of the many problems we as humans encounter and struggle with on a daily basis. The more precise and committed we stay, the better the life we lead will become and be.

Another example I too placed long thought into, was commitment to a person. This is where the idea of insanity becomes easier to see. Above I have said that as long as the studious college student remains committed to doing great in school, the path will be a clear one without negative surprise. BUT what then happens when two people are in a relationship, 100% positively committed on one side, but on the other end, the commitment is negatively connonated. In a problematic situation like this, it is extremely easy for someone (the one who is actually positively committed) to be taken advantage of and ultimately be driven insane! They will continually remain with the negative being knowing that they are cruel, they remain because they are “commited”. Not only does commitment now seem like a form of insanity, but it is also viewed as a form of excuse. An excuse for someone to remain obliviously insane, expecting a different outcome that will cease to exist.

The final example I will pose to you is the commitment to an object/action. When one becomes committed to an action, like working out for sake of example, it can be positively viewed by outsiders looking in. This committed workout-person is viewed as fit, healthy, active, happy and so forth. Now, dig deeper into the mindset of this person who is committed to working out on a daily basis; regardless of the situations they are faced with that day. They actually begin to become insanely obsessed with the idea of “being fit” even if it means only getting three hours of sleep before work the next morning, or skipping a meal and working out instead. If said person is denied the right to fulfill the commitment, they become angry and begin obsessing on how they were not able to fulfill their commitment for that day. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to view insanity driven by commitment yet the hardest. Here, we have a situation of oblivion occurring not to the person who is committed, because they know that working out every day is taking a toll on them, But the oblivion now lies externally! To those who think they know, but do not. They misconstrue various beings due to the actions they take and create a misconception; a dreadful woe mankind is unfortunately subdued to.

This next point may be hard to understand, but I will explain it nontheless. Imagine a baby who is “committed” to their pacifier. They can not live without it, can not sleep without it, or leave the house without it. This pacifier has become their gold and most important object. Although they are too young to understand the term insane… one could claim that they are in fact obliviously insane! The baby will repeatedly cry and whine for the pacifier, they will eventually get it, this will then cause momentary happiness because sooner or later, the pacifier will be left behind or taken away by another being. Not only is this a form of oblivious insanity, but it is also a controlled form of insanity. A baby can not get dressed, go to a store, and purchase a pacifier… it is done externally by a parent or guardian (they are unknowingly encouraging this form of insanity). The positive aspect about this form of insanity is that the insanity will eventually fade off. The baby will soon grow up and no longer have that need for the pacifier; they will awaken to the fact that this commitment was never necessary, rather than it was just a form of habbit. Something that is done for momentary happiness, not something performed out of true need.

Now that I have elucidated my theories and definitions, I want you to consider the following statements.

Is there true purpose in commitment? If so, how can you state that you have an acutal choice once participating in the commitments made… how can you define the lines of insanity (oblivious or intented)? How is insanity effected by external and internal forces?

I am curious to know.

– Truth Seeker

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The Misconception of Good and Evil

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“Under what conditions did Man invent for himself those judgements of values, “Good” and “Evil”? And what intrinsic value do they possess in themselves?”  

                                                                                                  -Friedrich Nietzsche

With this thought I shall rant! In today’s latent society, humans tend to continuously generate misconceptions on MANY things… I will speak of two (Good & Evil). When we speak of those who are “Good”, we picture the high society, wealthy, priests, and so on. We imagine the English aristocracy of the past, for it is they who coined the term. We surely do not automatically think of the poor, the suffering, the lost. NO! Those are the “Evil”, the less successful, the ones who in retrospect, are the bottom of the human hierarchy… slaves. 

Here is where I will challenge you to view things vise versa. Who initially created these so called values of Good and Evil? Were they created in fact by those who claim to be Good?! Yes! In fact they were, those of royal status imposed the crooked idea that they were the Good, the righteous, the noble, the truth. In fact, this is completely malapropos; how can one be Good and at the same time categorize others as Evil?! Surely one who is Good could not possess the ability to label others in a negative connotation. Yet, so easily is this done, even in today’s time.

In all actuality, it is the low-minded, the vulgar, the plebeian who are fit to be Good! For they are not the ones who took it upon themselves to create such values. They are good because they are Morally True. Those who possess hidden pretenses will try to masquerade as the Good, but one should not be fooled… yet so many in today’s time still are. It is almost a death that we are experiencing in our generation, a death of realization and knowledge. It is almost like we know we are too incapable to challenge and question, we do not even see the problem at hand, so we keep living complacently & never shaking the solitude so many of us are placed in. Now, I can not blame one for ending up in this unfortunate state of neurasthenia, for the world we live in is a definite trap. We are continuously mislead and brainwashed into the lies we believe to be truths. I can blame you though for not going with that tugging feeling in your stomach, the feeling that this life you have been living does not seem what it should; emptiness.

Now that you have been able to see things as I (hopefully), it is quite reasonable to still feel flabbergasted and questionable. Please, do not ever hesitate with your questions for I believe them to be the truest form of knowledge. The idea of the priest for example, he who claims to be the worthy and the true, the Good; I beg to differ. Being strongly tied to the aristocratic society, he is actually the weakest, clamoring for any type of shield he can create; the shield of the “Good”. I am Good because I preach the word… I say NO! You are Evil because you speak lies, not the word. You speak what you think wants to be heard, not what needs to be heard. He who has no courage will always be Evil. From the era of the great Erasmus and Martin Luther, the church was considered to be the government. They ruled, you followed. It was not until beings began to rebel, to question, to act against it… that changes were actualized and generated.

It is interesting to consider though, that man is the only thing with the ability to actually be “Evil”. Why? Because he is the creator! The plant nor the animal brought these values upon us, we did. We are quick to only see two sides of the world, the Good and the Evil. How disheartened that we only have two ways of seeing… why do we as humans sell ourselves so short? In all instances… besides those that consist of rising up against the “Evil” (who pretend to be Good). Moments of riots and wars against the true Evil doers are moments that should be taught in schools in order to instill that fire in the young’s souls that they too, if one day need be, can rise up against the Evil and create an anomaly!

Contemplating on the terms “Good” and “Evil”, are they now still how they have always been viewed (wrongly); or did they now loose value and seem empty? One must begin to question the true etymological value of these two words… because at the end of it all they are just words. Created by aristocratic Evil humans to classify beings, wrongly. I have the will to change this act of misunderstanding and imposing unnecessary lies onto individual truths.

-Truth Seeker

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Philosophy and Sex for Breakfast.

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Along with a cup of coffee, my morning has begun with the contemplation of life as a mere metaphor in reference of a vegetable. As you read my thoughts, one must keep and open and critique-free mindset; let words just be words as representations in themselves and nothing more unless fair warned.

Imagine the fetus stage of life as being a seed in a packet. A seed amongst others, no exact order of what seed will be picked to plant… just a randomized process of chance. This is merely representing the sperms inside a man’s scrotum, they do not have the ability to choose which one will be picked to enter and attach to the women’s ovaries, and then create the first stage of what we know as life.

Once the seed has been planted into the fertilized soil of the Earth, it is then watered and cared for until the development process reaches an end. As the sperm is implanted into the woman’s uterus and “sticks”, the woman is now responsible (like the farmer) to feed, water, and care for this developing being.

When the developing stage of the seed is over, it is now easy to see that the seed is no longer; now lives a ripe and ready to pick vegetable (for sake of example). I believe that like the vegetable ready to be picked, humans too are sort of waiting for this as well. What I am inferring is that humans are vying to feel realization and enlightenment in order to live. Just like the vegetable (considering it is a thing in itself) is waiting for it’s will on Earth to be fufilled by being picked and eventually eaten by a human. If the vegetable however is NOT PICKED at the right time, or even not picked at all, this once living and full of will vegetable begins to die. This is the statement that will lead us into my final point persay. If the human does not become “picked” it too slowly begins to die. You see, humans like vegetables, are filled with will; it is what drives us and gives us the sense of purpose.

For the unfortunate human that remains “un-picked” , it will definitely be a sad and purpose-less life. Said being will remain living in a complacent and routine filled way… slowing dying day by day until the capsule of said being’s body can go on no longer. I want you all to realize that UNLIKE the vegetable, we have the ability to awaken ourselves (or be picked)! The vegetable can only sit and wait, full of hope and will, always relying on something external other than itself. The human on the other end, does not have to sit around and rely on these ether related subjects… YET SO MANY OF US DO!

Having stated my morning thoughts, my hope for you all is to stop being complacent and placing your fate elsewhere. Realize that fate is your choice and always has been, stop choosing to remain “un-picked”! Awaken, question, search, give your will the ability to live!

– Truth Seeker

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Transcendental Idealism & The Nature of Knowledge

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“Space is merely a form of our intuition, that is, just a structure of our own minds imposed onto representations; it is not a property that exists independently of our minds and of our knowledge of them”    -Kant

According to Kant, space is basically just an illusion that is formed through synthetic apriori knowledge. It is necessary and universal, without exceptions. He goes on to prove this through a serious of geometric strategies which he also claims are synthetic apriori (something that is known without experience). I will not go further into explaining his premise, I shall now question it.

Agreeing with this thesis, humans then are extremely powerful creatures who pretty much have the whole universe in the palm of their hands. If something as wondrous as space only and absolutely exists in our own minds, then it is to say that we hold the key to the universe. Kant’s thesis, in my opinion, gives an omniscient power to us as humans… claiming that we are what creates space. Agreeing with this at first was hard for me to do, I mean who off the back believes that they are the creators of space? But after long hours of contemplation, I began to wrap my head around this as a possibility. Think about it, the percentage of people who have actually traveled into space and have a clear and concise image of it are few and scarce. Most of us just never really consider what it “truly” looks like… which almost goes to say that maybe some of us do not have a “space”? I do not believe there is an “in between opinion” here. Those who rely on images they find on the internet of what space supposedly looks like are beings with no knowledge at all. Either you know it for how you see it (in your mind without outside input), or you know it through ampliative knowledge (which objectifies the knowledge that space is apriori knowledge). So basically, space is only in existence through your imagination, for lack of a better word.. it is was you “think up” if you will.

Now, we have not considered a few objections in Kant’s thesis –> being that this claim is based off of geometrical apriori knowledge (assuming that it is actually apriori), one can question if geometry is actually ampliative knowledge. Geometrical equations can be known, but in order to understand them, one must use strategy and experimentation. It is not something that stands alone through definition of a word in itself, it must be proven. Considering this to be true, then Kant has based his argument off of a foundation that is not absolutely true and causes the argument to fall through. The one exception I can claim to help his argument live, is to consider that there are geometrical solutions that solely and independently exist in themselves, without any necessity of experimentation. I am not a mathematician so I am not claiming that this is a definite possiblilty, I am only bringing to light that it might be a way to keep this argument going.

On another objectifying perspective, to claim that space is not actually a thing in itself is something that I do not think Kant can prove. There is a possibility that space can be synthetic apriori knowledge AND exist as a thing in itself! Ponder this statement for instance: EVERYTHING in this world is actualized by space. Everything has somewhere to be, even if it is not visible (i.e. air, love, scent) but we know that it is present. Therefore, if space IS NOT a thing in itself, if it is something that is just created and thought of in our own minds, we can surely say that NOTHING REALLY EXISTS. Everything would just be perspective because everyone would have the power to see things for themselves, without any external imput. This leads one to believe that everything we are “seeing” is just an illusion and only real to ourself and no one else.

Having stated this, I then can not understand how we, as beings living only in ourselves and with our own knowledge, can come to agreements on certain things. What I mean is, how can we all agree that a banana is yellow? Or that a strawberry is red? How can we all be trapped in the same illusion?! This then introduces to us a new dilemma worth contemplating: How things are in themselves (actually) vs. How things appear to us (images we create for things). What if a banana, considering it is something solely in itself, is actually 24 inches long and neon pink? Yet we allude and create an imaginary image of it being yellow and no longer than 6 inches? This can lead one to believe that all of the human civilization is actually mad and knowledge-less.

If all we know is what we create ourself (considering the banana example)… then how much do we/can we ever even REALLY KNOW?! And to make things more confusing, if we as beings in ourself have complete and total power over everything spacial, why do we not have the ability to create an ideal utopian society? Why can we not create an illusion that we are millionaires and actually feel it? Yet we can an allusion that a banana is yellow and believe it?

– Truth Seeker

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Is Existence Even Attainable?

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Although one might view this as a minimalistic question with a simplistic answer, I beg to differ.

On countless occasions, I find myself feeling as if I do not have a place in this world. Not because I am an outsider, not because I haven’t experienced success, love, or happiness (because I have), but because how humans seem to reside complacently in this place we call Earth. It is a rare occasion that I ever see anyone doing anything to better the land we walk on… or even treat it with respect. It is all too easy to toss that empty Starbucks cup or gum wrapper out of the window (I mean who likes a dirty car), but we never stop to realize the long term damage this has in effect to our home. Unless someone is ordered to perform community service through picking up trash off the side of the road, we hardly ever see people actually cleaning because they truly want to. Now, I am not saying that there is absolutely NO ONE out there that does not clean up  with the goodness of their hearts, I am simply stating that the numbers are definitely drastically different between the two. Although I began with speaking of pollution, there are many other ways humans dis-envolve themselves with this planet. Probably too many to cover in just one sitting.

Routines are something that almost every living being or animal… or even plant follow in today’s society. This in my opinion is where we as a civilization have began to die. Unless one has distinctfully achieved an amazing routine that they follow, not for the betterment of themselves, but for the world.. than this said routine is nothing but a complacent waste of space and time. I am not by any means saying that achieving this is easy (it is actually close to impossible) but I do hope to raise some attention to this dreadful problem with my words and warning.

In today’s time, it is extremely unfortunate the cards that too many of us are dealt. Poverty, homeless, starvation, sickness, and being unloved are just a few struggles that humans, animals, and plants all deal with in different ways and at different times. These now external objectifying problems force us to constrain our minds and bodies to this every day routine of “surviving”. Although the common misconception of the word surviving generally causes people to infer that existence is only possible through survival… this is the wrong way to think. As I speak words, I want them to only mean what they should within themselves; please do not attach other meanings or definitions to my words, then it will definitely be impossible for one to hear my woes. Now that we have agreed to leave words as just words… let me continue.

In the first place, beings need to stop allowing themselves to be put in this position of even feeling the need to “survive”. If we would have fought back against the development of a capitalistic society America has become today, we would definitely not feel the need to survive, it would just be implemented as something thats already attached to us as humans (like the ability to see for example). We do not need to try and see, we just see. That battle was unfortunately lost way back in the late 1700s as remarkable figures like Karl Marx predicted and warned us against… of course the great U.S. did not heath this warning. I will not spend any more unnecessary time on a loss that seems almost impossible to change now, but I only mentioned it so one can understand when this problem began to arise.

If we stop feeling the need to “survive” and start placing that need towards existing, I believe humanity would see a change in the world today. If we all began to symphonically understand what it truly means to exist, not only to ones self, but as a whole… this routine based complacency would soon see an end. How can humans be so arrogant to claim existence onto a space where they are not even placing effort to bettering? That is like claiming you have tried everything to save your marriage and don’t understand how you are now in the middle of a divorce while texting your lustful lover you will be ready for dinner at 7. You see, we naturally as humans have arrogance instilled in us. We want to believe that we have done EVERYTHING possible to make the world a better place. When in all reality, all that has been done is a sad, empty, half-ass attempt at making some money to spend at the movie theatre. Wow, thats really going to make the world a better place.

Existence is an honor, a mind blowing mystery on how the first being was placed on this Earth… and I do not feel like as a society we have worked hard enough to be able to use that word as a part of our realilty. No, we do not exist, for if we did  there would be more change in society; riots, protests, sit-ins would be occurring against this capitalistic complacent world we live in. Instead of worrying about making money for gas, food, and trips… focus needs to be shifted to problems within the environment and human society as a whole (i.e. equality, not what outfit to wear tonight). As humans, we hold such a strong ability to change the cards that we have been dealt, unlike the plant or animal… WE HAVE A VOICE. We just need to learn to start using it, and make sure we are using it loud enough to be heard.

Honestly I ask the question Is Existence Even Attainable hopeful that one day (far into the future) we can all say yes… and truly KNOW it.

– Truth Seeker

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–> Theory of Perception <–

Perception

Perception: a process of the consciousness of an object; the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

The idea of perception is something that I constantly ponder… what shapes our perception internally and externally? I say this because each and every human being instantly forms a perception about almost everything in this world… even on things out of this world like outer space and so on. Now, just because we shape this personal perception doesn’t mean that we then necessarily share this perception with anyone other than ourselves. Why do we sometimes tend to internalize these perceptions? Fear of judgment, dismissal, rejection, disagreement, and several other factors. (I will refrain from giving an example to assure not to offend any being) Now, although it kind of seems like having and forming perceptions is almost instinctual and uncontrollable, I believe that the bases of how we create them can be changed and even made formidable.

Racism, Social Classes, Money, Religion, and Educational Backgrounds are all factors that we take into account after the first impression. After we meet someone or see something for the first time (with no insight about the being or object) we instantly tend to focus on physical garbage like beauty, style, scent, and shape i.e. someone’s fitness or an objects form. Even though we like to think that our first impressions are always spot on and ideal, I like to bring out the point that this is not and could never be the case. Why? Well because as a being, we have all at one point in life gone to an interview (wether it be for a job, school admittance, or some form of governmental assistance) and purposely or impurposely “played the part”. What I mean is, we instantly conform ourselves to what we think the interviewee wants/needs to see to make a positive choice after the fact. We all want that acceptance in the end… even if it means lying.

So, said human is awarded the job, assistance,or admittance (whatever the case may be) and they quickly began to go back to their “true self”. Sometimes this “true self” is really no different from the “role playing self” and at times, maybe the interviewee won’t even regret their decision. BUT, most of the time, the “true self” is always a disappointment to the interviewee, and they quickly began to realize “Oh, this person is one of those that are really good at interviews, but then lack in the actual job skills”. I am not trying to put us down as beings by any means, but I am sort of creating a wake up call. If this position is truly important to said being, why should we have to conform and disguise our True Self because of fear of rejection? Why do humans seek for short term pleasure instead of long term rewards? Like “I really do not want to work at McDonalds, but I really need to make rent this month. So i’ll just say what I have to say to get the spot, then quit as soon as the rent is paid.” This is nothing but a form of quick fix & said human being will only be in the same predicament later down the line.

Perception is extremely powerful, and we as beings have the power to really be whoever we want to be in any situation that may arise. My point and advice here though, is to always be yourself… and even if others perceive this “true self” as unworthy, no good, and ugly; then maybe through time they will realize that their perception was dead wrong. They will be the ones stuck in a negative, repetitive, problematic routine. You, on the other hand, will be at peace with your True Self, moving forever forward, and never looking back.

-Truth Seeker

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