Perception is an experiment in
The Definition of Reality has been a
central cause for every bit of conflict on this planet.
We fight over our views, basically. Whether
it's over a woman or a piece of land, out of greed or in a blind
rage—the initial conflict
invariably breaks over a disagreement as to what's what, and this
affects everything else we do...
We all know that there are so many ways of
describing the same thing and there must be as many ways of being
realistic, therefore. But we can't take that. Things have to be
called one name, each thing must be in its place in an anal
arrangement of reality not to be disturbed. Ironically, no one can put it into words who is
inconvenienced by what, only the howling in the crowd tells you
that someone has been displeased. The only certainty about REALISM is that we have plural
VALUES & PRIORITIES walk hand in
If something means a lot to you, you put it
in the first place. CULTURES simply
are a different sequence of the same items. ETHNIC PRIORITIES come down to drinking coffee before or
after a meal. WAR has always been the primary tool for enforcing
a sequence of act.
[A la Volterienne]
murder and madness—but what drives people to commit such
abomination? Well, look at it this way, these acts are driven by someone's idea that there are no
two ways of looking at what life is or how it works. The
"Ethnic Cleanser" believes that the only truth is survival, and that some
people can't survive because they will never understand how to
get on without complaining—and don't deserve to be kept
alive for that reason. In other
words, EXTERMINATION is not hate, it is
belief in someone's inability to deserve life. Call it insane or odious, it comes down to a
You can't just call someone an ASSASSIN and
hope to cure a problem—you have to know how that fellow has
arranged the picture of life in his head...
GENDERS fight over the meaning of
words, chiefly, because we value things according as we define
them. WOMEN don't just want "more rights," they want their own kinds
of values to be seen as valid.
Genders in Conflict...
The issue of DRUGS is a universal concern for Parents, Relatives and
Governments, however, apart from unspeakable agony for all those
concerned, and turbulence on all sides, it is completely centred
on PERCEPTION. If we know anything it's that NARCOTIC substances have a dramatic effect on a person's
sense of reality.
PERCEPTION is not a finished formula.
REALITY is not misunderstood—it's that PERCEPTION has remained the
stranger in our midst... [ZINGARA]
WITNESSING anything at all is a cognitive
experience—a real adventure involving every sense—not
a biological flirt with some passing reality.
BEING THERE, or in contact with
reality as it happens, is an opportunity to experience something
first-hand, but we only ever make as much of it as we get out of
a Premiere at the movies—no more nor less. What you make of
it has little to do with "having been there & done
that," what matters is YOUR Power of
YOU could be a hero today and 83 times this year, and not know the first
thing about it, if your idea of a hero is set and
unchangeable. Individual Perception
is a fluid adjustment to general circumstances. This flexible
assessment determines the Quality of Mental Grasp, which alone
makes any kind of Scope possible.
Our NATIONAL HEROES, our Team, could bring a
trophy home every second year—but how often does it occur
to us that these fellows hit the sack at night and fall off of
bed in the morning, as we all do?...
do fall off the
bed, rather than never falling flat to the ground—it's how
they react once they go down that makes them extraordinary
people. Those we revere probably hit
the ground more often than the rest of us, only they don't
measure success with height.
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE is always an extract, a result
of an interpretation, a summary of a situation—rather than a benefit
acquired by being there, actually. A fellow
who has been out socialising all day long may come home feeling insular
as though he had spend the last 13 days out in the Bush by himself...
On this account, much ADVERTISING space has been devoted to a
"TAKE TIME OUT" campaign to cure social ills, but while this principle remains valid at
any rate, what does it take to realise that
it can only provide fractional improvement, at best—when
the real problem is what we take back home?
Another typical Problem of Perception
is what happens after the
WEDDING... We walk on our hands to get
married, but half a lifetime later still haven't appreciated what
went into that moment... [ZINGARA]
REALISM, whether we see it through
pink-coloured glasses or when we are on a high, is the Business
of Perception—which is the most stupendous thing you'll
ever come across.
TO BE CONTINUED...
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