The Living Force
gambeir said:It's a basic human need to feel safe and to feel safe you have to feel like you understand your world.
If you feel like you understand your world than you make all kinds of assumptions.
I distinguish between "understanding reality" and "gaining functional knowledge to operate in the world". Example, we do not need to understand how a car works to drive it around.
I would agree that some humans have a drive to understand the reality. I do not think it is necessarily tied to feeling safe.
Assumptions are fine as long as they are compared with objective data and modified or abandoned if required.
It is a fundamental axiom that the more ignorant a person is, the more that person will assume they know.
Ask an aboriginal what a rock is and they will laugh at you. Only a primitive being has all knowledge.
Cannot follow what you are trying to say.
If we didn't have self inflated images we wouldn't make any progress as a species. I'm not convinced that it
would be to our advantage to correct ourselves of all our failing even if it were possible, which it isn't as what
then would be the purpose of living?
I do not think or feel any necessity for "self inflated images" to live and learn. Such narcissistic tendencies are artifacts of ponerized social conditioning imo.