From an early age we explore, memorise, hypothesise and synthesise our experience to develop our ability to understand our universe, our own personal universe.
Improving that understanding helps us to predict the future.
That suitcase will be heavy.
If I pick up that cup of tea it will be hot.
These are generally predictable. Rocks do not move about too much when our backs are turned.
Your car keys will still be in the pocket of the jacket you were wearing yesterday.
Sometimes we don’t understand why they rot or wilt or bloom or fail to produce fruit.
But others more practiced in the art of Horticulture can explain these mysteries and the strange drives of wisteria.
These are even less predictable.
So we give the ones we don’t know less trust with our children than the kitten with which they grew up.
Sometime our predictions of their actions are wildly wrong – and then there are horrific pictures and we resort to swift retribution for our mistaken trust.
The thoughts, statements and actions of other people are naturally fascinating.
But they also are a multifaceted riddle, wreathed in layers of mystery, lost inside what we might fleeting construe as an ever changing enigma.
Of course. Each individual is as complex, and as simple, as ourselves.
Analysis and Synthesis
Our transposed objectivity is riddled with subjective assumptions, because that is what each of us do. We each try to understand our own universe
We project this hypothetical universe of our conjuring onto the harsh reality of what we encounter. Or perhaps just the parts that we acknowledge.
Because we are careful to select reinforcement for what we predict. We can choose to ignore any amount of evidence to the contrary.
Every week millions of people buy a lottery ticket and happily plan how they will spend their fortune, despite the sure and certain knowledge that they have a higher chance of dying that week than of actually winning the lottery.
And we all are socialised and governed to some extent. The freeform fugue generation of our consciousness is distorted and dampened by social conditioning.
Don’t get too random or weird and “out there”. Play nicely.
The tendency towards keeping participation to the generally accepted rules constantly reinforces generally applied boundaries.
Quit mucking about, you are spoiling it for everyone.
That’s all folks