Is objective perception of reality possible?
Question from the Internet:
“Are all minds specifically designed to perceive a narrow band of reality in the same way the eyes are designed to see a narrow band of light, the mind filtering, censoring or exaggerating reality based on experience, beliefs, education and more?”
Our eyes are limited in the physical ability of the sensory organ to detect further frequencies of light.
Our consciousness and the interpretation of our already limited physical sensory organs is bounded by our general, inherent “operating software” that is 100% egocentric and subjective. This software works on a very simple calculation: driving us towards ever-growing pleasures for ourselves while distancing us from actual or feared suffering and pain.
As a result we do not care about “total reality” or to see reality objectively, “as it is”. We only focus on parts of reality that can achieve the above calculations.
Thus we do not ever notice or compute anything that is beyond this 100% egocentric and subjective consciousness and perception of reality.
This is not something we “make up” or we can control by default. This is simply how we operate and exist. This is the reason why everything we ever invent, develop, build or use is egocentric and objective, all of our human laws, principles, ideologies, philosophies and systems are arbitrary, unrelated to actual reality.
We can expand what we “see” by different instruments, augmentations, we can even look as far as distant galaxies and detect frequencies and rays of light that are invisible to the original human eye. Still, how we interpret and comprehend what we “see” still remains 100% subjective and egocentric, thus limited and distorted.
If we want to get closer to comprehending, perceiving and actually attaining reality as it is we need to develop a completely different, further developed consciousness and perception of reality “outside of ourselves” by changing our operating software from 100% self-oriented to 100% oriented out of the self towards the sake of others.
When we learn how to exist through the needs, desires and viewpoints of multiple others, when we “dissolve into others” existing only to fulfil their desires and needs as they want it without any egocentric and subjective bias — and the wider the scope of others the more accurate it becomes — we can gain a truly objective, uncorrupted consciousness and perception of reality.