Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Eyes parted three ways

It be strange to see the world from an entirely different perspective. Your entire life you've been seeing everything through the same eyes, speaking with the same voice, observing with the same intuition. To think that it'd be possible to truly live through some one else, in every way is astonishing. You wouldn't have to wonder anymore what people truly thought of you, or at least not one person. Is your character ambiguous and confusing, or is there a constant thought that embodies your person? Who would know, because our minds are threaded with constantly changing thoughts and emotions. One moment you could be one thing to some one, and through traumatic thought or event you could become something completely different. Beauty to beast, enigma to incredibly real.

If there is a stigma attached to you, you'd be able to plot it out. The words that are subconsciously connected with just having your name spoken.

did you ever really know before, my mind, scared to think?

It's not really something you niggle upon to the endless hours of the night, not if you're perfectly sane. It's merely a passing thought for a lot of us. Though even the narcissist ponders for hours on outward appearance, he thinks not for a second upon the painted thoughts of others. There's no reason in thinking constantly what your words mean to others, if they are spoken they cannot be completely unsaid. Freudian slips are there for a reason, and apology for such a phrase would be lying against your own character.

To put it simply, if you go back on words you've once said, you're damaging the beliefs you held strongly enough to berth to their emotion.

There's probably a world out there, somewhere buried in the echelons of our dreams, where we can all see in the colors of everyone's psyche, creating a canvas from the morals they truly carry, however this is reality, this is today. Realistically speaking, there's no way of knowing anyone's true intentions, and there's no real way of knowing if your own intentions are true.

Intuition is a lie because we don't have the capacity to see all the information upon speaking. Our tools are not adequate and our voices not nearly just. Immanuel Kant spoke of the Ding an Sich (which translates to thing-in-itself) which is the absolute entity of an object, observed to it's full capacity. A capacity that we do not have. Until we may actually be able to see a thought, realize a dream, as it's ding an sich, intuition will simply be a lie.

Not in a cruel sense, we're not all unfaithful liars, or pathological cheats. Don't blame yourself, it's not your fault.

It truly will never be your fault, because not even you are you-in-yourself.


Raisingsmartgirls said...

I think your understanding of intuition might be a bit different.

From wikipedia -
"Intuition comes from the comes from the Latin word 'intueri', which is often roughly translated as meaning ‘to look inside’ or ‘to contemplate’.

In psychology, intuition can encompass the ability to know valid solutions to problems and decision making. For example, the recognition primed decision (RPD) model was described by Gary Klein in order to explain how people can make relatively fast decisions without having to compare options".

Intuitive thinking in the gifted mind, in particular, the profoundly gifted mind, is just that...NOT having "the capacity to see all the information upon speaking". Profoundly gifted individuals don't need all the information in order to see the big picture.

here's something to think about:

"...where the moderately gifted person has a "skill collection", the profoundly gifted individual has what might as well be magic powers—

Profoundly gifted individuals have been known to do things like reinventing the steam engine at age six. Some of them can walk into a room and in an instant infer what kind of presentation is going to be given, and what kind of organization is going to give it. They have been known to make penetrating observations of connections between vastly different disciplines. Some have written a book in a week. Others remember everything they have read. Verbatim. Another still has invented a crude physics and using it to solve problems before she was old enough to talk. It's entirely plausible for a profoundly gifted individual to think for a few hours about a philosophical school he's just read about, and have a better grasp of the assumptions and implications surrounding that school than scholars who have studied the discipline for years. Many accomplishments are less extreme than that. Some are more extreme. I said that they might as well be magic powers because they are no more believable to many people than levitation or fairies granting wishes. Moderately gifted achievements are envied. Profoundly gifted achievements are disbelieved, and one social lesson the profoundly gifted learn is that there are certain accomplishments that you don't talk about... which feels the way most people would feel if people were shocked and offended when they tried to say, "I can read," or for that matter, "I can breathe.""

Intuition is ABSOLUTELY about not having all the information spelled out AND still leaping across that chasm to make astute observations that defy all logic. How could one KNOW something WITHOUT all the information. Impossible, isn't it? No. It is not.

Perhaps you ought to add this to your reading list.

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.

Hey, would you mind if I added you to my blogroll? I know you are just a freshmen in college (right?) but I'm collecting blogs from gifted and talented individuals. I'm raising gifted girls as it is right now and the more real-life perspective from gifted individuals I can find in various ages and stages, the better.

Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll? Or rather, would it freak you out if I did?


Cook said...

I'd be thrilled if you added me to your blogroll :) It would be quite lovely. And I appreciate your input, I like to know that some one else thinks about the same things that I do, and actually looks into what they might mean. Thank you so much for all this, and the blogroll would be a gift!

RaisingSmartGirls said...

You know what...I feel exactly the same way. There is a phenomenal synergy that can happen when two higher level minds meet. It's incredibly hard to find those higher level thinkers, but they do exist.

I know of one who has gone 51 years before he met someone who thought like he did. Sad, isn't it?

I want to reassure you that in the midst of all the superficiality that surrounds you, there is a LOT to love about this world...your task is simply to keep your eyes open and look for it's treasures.

I assure you they aren't going to be what society thinks is important, but in the non-material things.

When you feel overwhelmed by wanting too much, here's a very simple thing you can do...

Get outside and immerse yourself in the natural world for a while. Even the most urban of areas have some natural spots dedicated to nature. It has a very calming effect. Bring a journal if you feel like it. It grounds you. Trust me, it works.

And by the way, you can do everything you want to do, but you don't have to do them all right now. Pick the things that call to you most first. When you've satisfied your thirst for that activity, move on down the list. Pretty soon, you will find you've accomplished what you set out to do.

Peace my friend.


Anonymous said...

I didn't understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?