Our sensory organs don’t define the reality we sense, how we interpret what we detect does define it!

Question from the Internet:

“Could we somehow improve our visual system so we could see the world more "realistically"?”

Seeing the world more realistically doesn’t depend on our visual system. As we can already conclude, it doesn’t matter if we use different strength glasses, telescopes, microscopes, that doesn’t change the world we see, simply makes our vision sharper, more detailed.

The problem is not with our detection of reality, but how we interpret what we detect.

We are all born with an inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric and subjective consciousness which makes our perception of reality also egocentric and subjective.

It doesn’t matter what our sensors detect — regardless of how augmented they are. Since we interpret everything according to our instinctively self-centered “pleasure/pain calculations", we only see, detect, sense, taste from reality that is important to serve our selfish calculations, and we see them how we want to see them, how it is beneficial to us.

As a result the reality we see is “as if" projected around us through our own desires, qualities, aspirations, intentions. We live within our own 3D movie!

Thus if we want to start seeing reality as it is, more correctly, truthfully, we need to fine-tune, recalibrate ourselves, so we relate to reality in a completely selfless, objective way.


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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.