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Endless egoism

Two brothers got 10 dollars to buy candy from their mother.  In the candyshop the oldest took advantage of his power and said the other could only get 2,5. The younger thought that this where very egoistic of him.

Isn’t that egoistic of him to think that thought aswell?  to want more than the universe unfolds to give him?

I would say so, as all ego are based on self interest. I don’t see how one can disconnect oneself with ones egoism, as every choice you make, even if you believe it is for others or only you, it’s an egoistic decision in the sense that it comes from your desires, beliefs and so on.

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If you make a decision that’s against your original desire to please someone else, than that is your new desire. So as i see it, it’s impossible to NOT be egoistic

For example if you are an altruist, and offer everything you have for others, that’s your egoistic choice, that is your own desire and decision.

Yes it was egocentric of the bigger brother to take a larger cut, but it’s also egoistic of the younger to not be pleased with what is. He made a problem out of the situation that unfolded.

So we’re all basically egoistic in the end

Or not..  As we are not separate from the rest of the universe;  you are a part of, made and formed by the universe, everything that happens trough you is the universe doing, it’s thinking, it’s thinking or it things. There is never YOU and YOURSELF that’s separate from everything else that takes a decision on its own.

Because you wouldn’t know of any decisions, how to act, words or even think if there where nothing in the universe to condition you, or affect you, then you just simply wouldn’t be.

The meaning maker

Lately my mind have had a lot of new obstacles and personal matters to deal with, and it kinda knocked me off this blog-wagon, for a while.

I’m not quite sure yet of how much you will see from me on this blog in the near future. As I want to give myself the time i need, to sort out my internal problems, and get a little bit more structured again. So that I can be more efficient, and oriented when writing/thinking.

BUT, I won’t let this site die, this is just something temporarily that popped up, that I feel is of importance to deal with, for my well being!
Who knows, I might write about em in the oncoming days.

But my mind is very little structured at the moment, or at least that’s how i feel ATM, and I don’t feel I’ve a matter I want/are able  to share my ideas on today, so I’m just going share this little outtake from the book NeuroSemantic by Micheal L. Hall which I am currently reading.

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The Human Adventure

“Nothing means anything on its own. Meaning comes not from seeing or even observation alone, for there is no ‘alone’ in this sort. Neither is meaning lying around in nature waiting to be scooped up by the senses; rather it is constructed. ‘Constructed’ in this context means produced in acts of interpretation.” Humberto R. Maturana “What an organism does is organize, and what a human organism organizes is meaning. It is not that a person makes meaning as much as that the activity of being a person is the activity of meaning-making. There is thus no feeling, no experience, no thought, no perception, independent of a meaning-making context in which it becomes a feeling, an experience, a thought, a perception, because we are the meaning-making context.”

– L. Michael HallNeuro-Semantics