Some things I have learned #1

Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe

Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know


Each of us comes equipped with an essential, individual conceit. An arrogance. The chief manifestation of which, whether or not outwardly expressed, is the way we think and feel and believe things (life!) ought to be.

The fundamental problem is that our belief rarely is reflected in the reality of what we experience. And, if and when so, only with the greatest inconsistency. And, as life is beyond our command and control, ungovernability.

Historically, those who, refusing to acknowledge and accept reality, have sought to make their worlds correspond to their belief, their conceit, their arrogance, have been mad. And, for them, that essential, thus, first conceit often has been the final conceit. For it is one, when continuing to thrive in their undying (and, inexorably, dying) efforts to bend reality to their will, that, bringing them to their own doom, kills.

© 2020 PRA

2 thoughts on “Some things I have learned #1

  1. Paul,

    I had a dream last night that everyone lived in the same reality…. True was true, and false was false…and everyone was mostly happy….. BUT then I woke up!!!



    1. Amen!

      Our human, thus, inherent individuality — we, each and all, are born into different families and life-situtations and, thus, we, each and all, have different experiences, memories, observations and opinions, etc. — neither will nor can make for the commonality of perceiving and knowing of which you write.

      To the good, I think the varied richness of the human experience can enlighten us all. Still, as we humans are fundamentally self-interested, when our self-interests are selfish, then we oft refuse to see the world and life from any viewpoint than our own.



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