Why is it that we dont know and how do we know we know?

Faithflower (@peacelove) 8 years, 4 months ago

Im cycling in my head and questioned for a while what knowledge means. I mean we know so much, yet we know so little. And when you think you know, you dont know or sometimes your point of view changes over time as you come to believe or know something different. And sometimes you know something in your head, but your heart says something different. And sometimes you know things unconsciously or subconcsiously.

If i only use my reasoning then it seems quite pointless sometimes, the point of knowing something is that it works for you in your life right, but if it is knowledge that involves the meaning of life, then people apparently can come to a conclusion there might be no meaning (except believing in spiritual or religious things because that might be the meaning itself), and they tell that as if it is knowledge. So the point of knowledge should be for example to make people happy, then the pure thing of gathering and sharing knowledge should make people happy. So real knowledge should make a difference, but how come we dont remember or know things in the first place, we have to learn everything from baby, while babies are pure and good to start with. How come we have to find happiness if it supposed to be inside us, what happened? I mean i feel normal, but extremely happy is different, why do we need this feeling happy thing that makes us do all kinds of things to find the feeling that is supposed to be inside us at the core anyway?

July 16, 2013 at 8:42 am
emptyminded (68) (@thoughtless) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

@peacelove, you dont have to search externally… Just take some psychedelic and find the answer within. Happiness is not necessary external, its were you want it be.

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Faithflower (27) (@peacelove) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

Does anyone understand this, or is too weird?

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 4 months ago ago

“Why do we need this feeling happy thing that makes us do all kinds of things to find the feeling that is supposed to be inside us at the core anyway?”

I don’t know. Why, really? WHY?

Love is a universal human drive (stronger than the sex drive; stronger than thirst or hunger; stronger perhaps than the will to live)

-Helen Fisher

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