Friday, January 21, 2011

Subject to cause

 What is subject to the cause we call existence? Does the information we relate to it give us a direct reason for our existence, or an indirect one? If one is affected indirectly by the cause of existence, is their then not a secondary subject affecting our existence directly. If so what of that subject. How then do we decide and form our perimeters to formulate the questions or equations that lead to the subject. That then leads us to the possibility of deconstructing said subject, for the discovery of new information. If this is not made clear, then all information stemming from a misunderstanding or misrepresentation subject carries that misinformation within its evolution. The evolution of any such subject then carries with it a probable chance of turning into dogma. Yet this is the kind of information we carry with us as knowledge. There for this is why our knowledge in general is dogmatic.  
         One must understand that to realize one follows dogma is to just as suddenly fall out of dogma. It is self awareness that determines one's own susceptibility to dogmatic thinking. A self-aware individual stands a better chance at realizing the relation between subject and cause. Why you may ask? The answer lies in the ability to ask one's own questions as oppose to adopting a set of belief system that wasn't ours. So if they were not ours to begin with, were did they come from? The answer would be collective thinking. Collective thinking arises where the individual egos need for validation met with the need for social acceptance. It appears like magic, whenever the search for a subject gets substituted with the confirmation of a subject. It appears whenever there is a lack of need for clarity or when a simple validation of purpose is sufficient.  A subject is often reflected as a purpose. The individual needs this purpose to validate one's own place in time. One's own sense of place and time determines ones sense of being. Therefore to progress with purpose which was given by others leads to being in dogma. The "in" dogma is simply a reflection of the prism one submits ones sense of being too.
         We either create our own reality or submit to one already created. Our ego does not allow one to be in a vacuum of reality. It is either one or the other. A good way to check or measure this is through the relation between creation and consumption. I would propose that the need for creativity is more present in the individual who can find one's own subject, and the need for consumption is present in the individual who has adopted a pre-packaged or manufactured subject or purpose. They both serve the same purpose to the ego but in very different ways. The ego only seeks validation of progress. It seldom knows the difference between substantial or superficial progress. Meaning that one's ego receives just as much validation from the purchasing new material than it does from creating it. This is why consumerism in modern society is so prevalent. 

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