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Our success as builders of the society, its structures, its culture is largely based on our ability to 'analyse'. To deconstruct things and ideas into smaller parts, that we can comprehend and put together to provide 'us' with an 'intelligble' idea.
Probably we arent evolved much yet, to comprehend the whole without deconstructing it. (or rather, we live in ignorance of our earlier spiritual achievements.)Another facet of this is our need for assumptions. We cannot build anyting without the imaginary support of assumptions. No doubt, assumptions are mostly based on solid evidences. But the success of this model of reasoning, of synthesizing and assuming, has cost us dearly. The success has enslaved most of us, and we cant c options beyond them. We employ these methods, where they are not applicable.
For instance: 'abstract'[?] ideas such as human relationships, human interconnectedness.
well, i questioned 'abstract', cuz we are so used to quantizing things that if something cant be quantized then it must be abstract. The connections may not be physically visible, but they are very much palpable.
[ The 'assumtion' is most visible in court rooms. Often, the cases are built upon an assumption about the persons in question. as if, the person is nothing but a justaposed mechanism that works perfectly predictably.]

What about ethics and morals? Are they just some assumptions that the society has cultivated over the years, to be imposed on its subjects, to smoothen the ride of the great wheel?

I believe, ethics,morals or anything for that matter, has no value if it doesnt come from within oneself. Being under siege of someone else's assumptions is no way to live ur life. 'to ur own truth, to ur own wisdom, thats the path to be taken'.
Things are not binary, and they cannot be so easily devided into right and wrong. But our heart is not binary either. It very well can take decisions, if u let it.

Comments

natasha said…
How could i have possibly missed so many posts :o ?!?!
Anyway, right now i am just preoccupied with my exams (have two of them tomorrow), would comment on each one of them after 15th.

I know it happens this way, but i am still not sure. Let's see...
Ajinkya said…
:P gosh.. and how come i hadn't replied back..
hmm.. 2 years late.. what the hell.
natasha said…
How could i have possibly missed so many posts :o ?!?!
Anyway, right now i am just preoccupied with my exams (have two of them tomorrow), would comment on each one of them after 15th.

I know it happens this way, but i am still not sure. Let's see...

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