Did the hippy revolution change anything? We still hear the same old meaningless rhetoric. There are ‘the power of now’ thumpers. They just switched the book.
Perhaps another question, another point of view on this topic, why do we try to make sense?
Why let someone else control what makes sense to you? Nature controls what makes sense to you on the most basic level. You just layer thinking on top of that.
Because we are sentient and anything nonsensual is scaring us? You have it exactly. We are sentient. We are innately sensible beings. Sense is a rule of nature, but is thought as we currently practice it likewise this sort of rule?
Sense and sentient goes together? It does, and animals are being acknowledged as being sentient even by mainstream hard core rational materialists. You can frighten a predator very badly into trying to attack and kill you just because you have confused it.
Except they don’t seem to have a sense of timely progress. Ah no, we claim senses like progress that arise really only from how we think.
No, I mean animals and sentient. I read that animals like dogs or cats don’t have a sense of temporal progress as we say as time goes by, at least not in the way we do. Ah, yes. Sense time I mean. I would agree. Our sense of time, our natural sense of time, occurs in the same part of our brain as our sense of space, but we learn to identify time in additional ways that are unique to us and I offer of questionable use. The strange thing is our real sense, our real sentience, cannot ever be successfully subordinated to another. We can’t instinctively allow it. This is why we not only try to make sense in our thinking, behaviour and communication, but we try to make ourselves understood as individuals. We feel instinctively that our personal experience must be accounted for, like how difficult a physical task is, or how much pain we can in fact tolerate. In extreme cases when this misunderstanding has gone too far or gone on for too long, we will even attack in self defense.
I wonder. If we could teach an animal to read a clock, if they could learn to understand time as we do. Our cat Daemon has come to read my own habits like clockwork.
Basic human rights are instinctive common sense? Yes, they are. It’s what leads to uprising. Our world is in the shape it is in not because people are failing to be logical, everyone involved has a very deeply thought out rationale, but because basic instinctive human consciousness has been completely ignored.
Who do we know that does that? No one is actually without common sense except for perhaps the very ill or extremely brain damaged. This is why even those who still desire to exploit our world as it stands are very uneasy, more and more are becoming very apologetic like the huge swing in backing green energy.
If they take a path of development, it’s impossible for them to ignore this sense so it is inherent.
What about teen boys that appear on shows like Jackass? Why stick a firework in your butt? Do they not know what a burn feels like? Teen boys brains are not fully mature, but they offer an important insight into nonsense.
I’ve seen video of guys doing this, rarely girls. They see it more clearly. Girls see it also, but earlier.
I think it’s their way to seek for commonness? Indeed, and teens are more sensitive to hypocrisy. They instinctively realize why the adult crap isn’t working for them and unfortunately are being ignored. They shouldn’t be.
Boys are physical, girls are social. Boys do stupid physical things. Girls do stupid social things. Indeed, the trend in young girls to seek pregnancy as early as they can.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.