Overheard of two people while waiting in line to buy groceries.
“The actuality of a situation is beyond anyone’s ability to be ethical.”
“That’s right. I pay someone through taxes and school fees to deal with the greater problems of the world. Right now I have a career to advance.”
When you think about it, You are really the only one thinking about it, you and then a few other people who like to think about things. when you think about all the other people you encounter that you don’t talk about these things to, probably a minuscule number of those people would have any interest at all, let alone the capacity to comprehend what you might be talking about.
That little conversation got me thinking about what I’m thinking about, and how what my little group of friends might be talking about, can’t really be addressing what we think we’re talking about.
And the reason is very philosophical. The challenge is this: Think of a scenario in a closed system or something in that closed system, some thing that came up only Due to that close system, by the mechanisms contained entirely and functioning within that closed system…
…Ponder how anyone of those elements would be able to do anything that isn’t inherently involved with all the other things in that closed system.
And this is to say, not that I am inherently involved with manifesting my own world including my involvement with other people and things.
Rather, it’s more to really think about what is actually happening when I think that is the case.
The facts of the matter is that— I don’t know, is there 4 billion people in the world?
4 billion things of a closed system only an incredibly tiny proportion of those 4 billion things that are supposed to be in intimate communication with one another, Let alone the multitude of other things that are in this closed system that somehow are “inanimate”, inert”, or “neutral”— that are attempting to address the problems that appear in this closed system.
It wouldn’t even be proper to say that human beings are just coming up with models of the universe, because again, that’s Just a minuscule amount of people that are Supposing to grasp the extents of the system for the sake of all the other multitude of constituents who are not addressing the system for its problems.
But then on the other side of it, to suggest
that it’s a closed system, if indeed it is, then we would have to say that all these other Constituents of the system must be addressing the problems of the system itself but in their own way, such that the small minority of great thinkers are really doing nothing more than solving their own problems in their own way, and are not really addressing problems to the whole of constituency of this closed system.
Further, we could not even say that as individuals we are addressing parts. For, the same conditions would apply, but with a post modern bent; that is, how could we possibly even be communicating with each other what these parts are to disassemble their meaning to the extent of the clothed system?
Hence, anyway we look at it we must assume, nay, we must realize at some point that something else is going on.
But more so, we would have to look at the very method by which we are attempting to address the universe and existence and the people around us and our environment.
If we are honest about addressing these problems, then we would have to indict the very method that we are going about conceptualizing the whole thing.
When we look around and have to live our day today, we have to go to work, we have to actually apply ourselves to very practical and immediate real circumstances, we then would have to realize that Philosophy. splits into two things: One which has to do with how we negotiate the real world, and the other one that Hass to do with how we actually exist truly in the universe.
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