understanding humanity

 Tine (@tine) 7 years, 10 months ago

hello, i would like to do a thought exercise designed to eliminate normal thought patterns for the purpose of considering an idea without bias, i am going to make two statements and i ask that if you are going to reply you allow the following to stand alone in your mind without allowing your thoughts to engage it, just let it sit there for a second, then respond,

humanity can be understood through the perspective window of Pain. how humanity and the individual responds to Pain determines much of our, and humanity’s as a whole, reality

here is my question, ^why would this be true?

dont tell me why you think it is wrong, tell me why you think it could be true, then tell me what parts bother you,

December 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm
agoldman97 (13) (@agoldman97) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

Everything in existence is relative. We are short or tall relative to other people. We are smart or dumb relative to other people. Even time itself is relative. It makes sense then that our emotions must be relative to something. I think that pain is the baseline on which we base all other emotions. From that baseline we can say that, “I am significantly happier than that one time I broke my ankle and then got dumped by my fiance.”

Grace (0) (@gracealonzo16) 5 years, 6 months ago ago

How we feel and respond to pain determines our reality? I can see this being true, pain is an emotion/feeling that can result in any random unusual action. We tend to make irrational decisions while in pain whether it be mental or physical, so our actions as a human race could be understood through our responses to pain. The thing that bothers me is, well there isn’t exactly a general response to pain for humans. Everyone can respond to pain in a completely different way, it is mostly irrational responses, but different kinds of irrational, some people become solemn, others angry, even violent, others push the pain down and hide it, let it build up in which to cause them to blow up later. So how can we come up with only one conclusion on humanity’s reality through responses to pain? It seems much too diverse to generalize.

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