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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

November 17, 2012

You are a confabulatory creature by nature. You are always explaining and rationalizing to yourself the motivations for your actions and the causes to the effects in your life, and you make them up without realizing it when you do not know the answers. Over time, these explanations become your idea of who you are and your place in the world. They are your self.  This is not good or bad - it's just life.  What gets difficult is when we try and make others think, feel, say, act and react and do what we do.  No two people are the same.  None of our dreams are driven by the same exact intrinsic forces.  True they may seem similar - you may want to be a doctor or lawyer just as others may.  However, what is different is your vision, your ethics, your purpose.  No two machines function exactly alike as no two humans function exactly the same even though our basic design may be somewhat similar.  When we try to decide for others what is best for them we are trying to confabulate what we want others to be for us.  If we see bad in others, really it is from our own confabulation - we concoct an image of others based on our own needs.  Why would I want to envision a flaw or an error in another?  I am sure that your 'honest' reasoning would be just as self-serving as would mine.  No one treats another well without a thought of the act being self-rewarding, as no one treats another with ill-contempt without having some ulterior motive.  True this motive may not be well understood or defined - but it is there - just waiting to be confabulated. 

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