For Ordinary People, Truth is Only A Theory.
How We Perceive & Understand Communication
Everything perceived is symbolic. Every communication involves a motive (cause). Causes exist at both conscious and unconscious levels in mind. Understanding communication in a meaningful way cannot happen without thinking about motives.
The Practical Motives Behind Communication
Motives are defined and classed as positive or negative values. For example: When we want something, this is considered a positive value. When we dislike something, it is a negative value. Liking and disliking are motives that cause us to act. Seeing must not become believing concerning individual human perception.
The Strange Nature of Words
Words in and of themselves are not alive in the sense that they have breath, heartbeat, and being. It seems for us to make sense out of the world to get something we need or want, we must use languages and words to communicate in speech and writing. Strangely we cannot find the origin of this “need” to make sense out of anything to live our lives in nature. It is right to say that human beings are alive, but letters, numbers, symbols, and words are not. And that is the primary difference, and nobody gives this the concern it deserves.
Strange Questions With Stranger Answers
How is it possible to use something that is not alive, to correctly describe something living in reality?
The short answer is that it isn’t.
What does this say about the ideas structured by the languages of culture that occur in our minds?
Not so jokingly, but more sincerely, it must be noted that it is nothing we can genuinely consider reasonable or balanced in today’s world.
About Facts, Knowledge, Truth, & The Good
Facts play an essential role as they help us gain knowledge of something called Truth. Truth in classical terms is defined as that which has happened in the past, and that which is happening now, as a result of that which has occurred in the past. Knowledge of Truth is also known in the seven schools of ancient philosophy as knowledge of the Good.
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Ancient Western philosophers such as Plato (The Republic), Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics), and Pythagoras (The History of Initiation) expressed that using our knowledge of the Good, leads us to different levels of understanding of something called the Supreme Good. The Supreme Good could more modernly be known as something called Significance.
What Were They About?
Plato instructed us about how to create a perfect model of governance. Aristotle went on to instruct us about not what is good, but with how to be good. And Pythagoras instructed his students about achieving virtue through various manners and methods in the hope that they would attain something called knowledge of being. Pythagoras taught that developing a certain type of non-identified impartiality inside of ourselves was key to attaining such knowledge.
In a book titled The History of Initiation, written by George Oliver: he wrote that Pythagoras and Plato were guardians of a particular school in ancient Greece, called the Eleusinian Mysteries. It should be noted that Oliver’s detailed scholarship on the subject of the mystery schools throughout the ancient world is a must-read for the curious mind. The book was published originally in 1841 and is composed of twelve heavily cited lectures on those topics.
Origins of Logic & Science
In practical terms, science is known to be the knowledge of proximate causes, not knowledge of cause itself. Aristotle is known to be the founder of scientific logic. He would often use the terms knowledge and science interchangeably in his works. Aristotle noted that the key tools of logic and science are that of analogy, deduction, and induction. He would also remark that Philosophy is the science of discovering Truth. In more direct terms, Philosophy can be known as the Science of Becoming.
Later on, Sir Francis Bacon, the father of modern science, would work to greatly refine the three processes of logic and science laid out by Aristotle. He put the main focus and emphasized the inductive processes of the mind. In his works, Bacon went on to spread Aristotle’s methods of induction over that of the deductive methods of Plato and Pythagoras.
Facts & Science
Facts found through the method of science, as they are measured and communicated by the languages of math and culture, are distortions that are different by degree. They indicate something else. Something undefinable. In usable and familiar terms, these degrees of distortion are known to vary between what is useful and useless in everyday life.
The Language of Culture Distorts Science
The highest degree of distortion in scientific thought comes from the language of culture. We can correctly know that a fact by itself or any other representation or alignment of effects cannot be considered to be Truth. They can only suggest Truth to one degree or another. The unfortunate news is that we are taught to believe that facts are Truth, and that science is the cause of itself by the social engineers of modern civilization. One can say that the style of contemporary culture causes us to divide ourselves among ourselves more than ever. It seems all too real that we are blinded living a world full of meaning with letters, numbers, symbols, and words keeping us in the dark about the significance of life itself. Disturbingly, it can be concluded that the language of culture is largely used to deceive us for the purposes of destroying the freedom and potential of individuals. One could assume rightly that when the language of culture speaks of progress in terms of science or civilization, it is likely perpetuating a myth.
The Language of Math & Choice Blind Primates
Math composes an essential part of life that is made up of symbols that make up a language of an undefined origin. What math describes to us are facts about the unfolding rate of change of the processes and patterns in the universe. It is also found through history that many advantages are realized in societies that use refined math knowledge for their overall health and survival throughout time, by allowing us to calculate, measure, and solve many of the problems that cause suffering in our world. It also enables humanity to make calculations and measurements to create more of those issues.
More On the Value of Math
The language of math is the highest in quality with it’s regular and applied use in our shared daily living. It is correct to say that it is more valuable than the words created by a culture that is used to communicate its usefulness. It also seems that we can say that it is the most important thing within the area of facts which leads to some knowledge that points to Truth.
Knowledge of Truth
Knowledge of something called Truth cannot come to us without an effort on our part. From a knowledge of Truth, we can then apply it to gain an understanding of the effects it creates. Understanding helps us refine our ability to use our knowledge of Truth, and use it to achieve different levels of Significance in life. For us to discover these different levels, one must create an aim for them. One can define an aim as a standard of focus or care. Possessing an aim for a target to hit is fundamental. Finding Significance takes real intention, and it is encouraged that we create a standard of focus for it because it is an actual target worth hitting in life.
From sagacity with love.