contrary to what popular scientific, mainstream belief tells us — i am convinced that we think and feel with our entire body
thoughts and feelings are not simply
processed in our brains
to think that our brain acts like some strangely mechanistic one-hour photo development lab for the way we experience and relate to the world is extremely preposterous, but this is the only way we as human beings can understand it because we are incapable of thinking beyond our current, known toolset
its got to be far more complicated than that, dontchya think?
we hate to admit it, but we’re far less advanced in our understanding of ourselves, each other and the universe than we’d like to be
we tend to oversimplify everything
because we know how to design and build machines that supposedly think, we also believe we can figure out the mysteries of the mind and the way everything in the universe works, but why bother?
i mean, don’t get me wrong, its all super-interesting to learn about — or at least to theorize about and then test to see how close we can get to some level of commonly acceptable belief system around these rather intensely amazing phenomena in life
and we don’t like to admit, i guess,
when we don’t know or understand something
but let’s just be fucking honest, now, okay?
maybe if we just accept the knowns and the unknowns — and if we also fully accept and appreciate the existential sense of being human and experiencing the world within the given found systems we’ve inherited — we might be far better off
let’s stop trying to explain everything to its ultimate, inevitably science-bled death and just enjoy it all, let it all soak in, and then see how we can live in a more interdependent and inclusively healthy and happy way together as a living, breathing collective organism of humanity
we think with our entire bodies
we feel with our entire bodies
and we also collectively think and feel as little batches of social presence in different pockets of the world
i guess we could do both
we should do both — both investigate and examine the world and try to figure it out while also enjoying the experience of these sometimes ungraspable areas of natural phenomenology embedded within our human experience
as long as we remember to come back to this sense of enjoyment, too
i guess then we don’t necessarily need to club every little thing to death with the Big Data stick
after all, i don’t think its our job as human beings to necessarily be able to explain everything in the universe — that’s a rather big and impossible job, right?
it is, however, our purpose to live and breathe and enjoy our existence, to live a little and enjoy each other, and to potentially leave a few stories behind for the alien race that will eventually come down to Mother Earth and inevitably take us all away beyond the sky