Diversion. It’s given many beautiful names and meanings. And ‘having your own opinions’ on things is perceived often as a sign of maturity or intelligence. But what does diversified opinions really imply? What are the consequences of having a society were everyone has their own opinions? Is ‘having your own opinion’ means that you’re more free or ‘better’ then someone who doesn’t have the their ‘own’ opinion? Those are some questions I will try to answer in this blogpost about the nature of the diversity of thinking and it’s consequences.
Firstly, let’s have a look at the most common misinterpretation that lays in attaching ‘being free’ with having your own opinions and views on things. This is a phenomenon that seems ‘so right’ when looked from the perspective of freedom. But is it really? Because, the laws of the physical reality are the same for everyone. And there is only one version of reality, and if I move my mouse on my desk, it will be in the location where I moved it for everyone in this world. There is only one reality, and we all share it. Now, I am writing about it, to ask the following question. How come, one can be more free then another by having a different view on reality then someone else, while the reality is ONE and the same for everyone? Does it makes any sense for everyone to have a different opinion on reality, if reality shared by all is the same reality?
Obviously, from the perspective of the physical reality that we live in – having different opinions doesn’t seem to have anything to do with freedom. It only has to do with delusion. Because if there is only one reality, then there is no ‘room’ for different opinions. It’s like math – which describes the basic mechanisms of this physical reality – you cannot have different opinions about what exactly each number in an equation should be – because nobody would be able to do mathematical equations without the ability to agree that 2 is 2 and not 3. If that would be the case then we would probably still be living in caves and simple shelters. And only those who would see reality in fact could see that there is a problem, but alone – they wouldn’t be able to change much if other people would not be able to see this simplicity and agree with them.
The same principle applies to reality vs diverse opinions. If we as people aren’t able to realize simple mathematical facts about reality – but instead each has their own ‘view’ on specific things, and we cannot agree – then it simply shows how retarded we are as a specie and so called ‘intellingent race’. Because it should be the highest priority of each and every single person, to work towards seeing reality ‘as it is’, in fact – and not to creating ‘own’ opinions through which an idea of freedom is created. That is really, really… really retarded. Yet – it’s how we approach diversity in how we ‘view reality’, and ‘how we think’. If we were an intelligent race, we would realize the simplicity of how reality works. It’s equal and one to all, and there is no place for ‘free interpretation’ in it. It is, what it is – and in understanding it – we can develop in a constructive way. And part of that development is developing an equal and real understanding of reality by all. If we cannot agree to reality – we will be stuck and will not develop the aspects of reality that we cannot agree upon as a group/society/race. It’s simple mathematics. If we wouldn’t be able to agree how to count – we would be fighting for survival each day and would live in caves currently – we would basically live like animals.
Now let’s look at diversity. Diversity itself is a natural thing. But the diversity that is here, physical. Or that we like or prefer different things – is not creating delusion. Delusion is created where there’s a diversity in seeing the same thing. That implies there is a problem. Because that diversity is created in our heads, and it’s not a real diversity. It’s a ‘illusionary’ one. Where, the illusion is present only in the mind of each observer, that conjured the illusion. An object, that two people see differently, is not affected by their perception. It’s still what it is – even if both are seeing it completely differently, then what it really is.
Now the question to ask would be: what are the things that we have different opinions on? And what are those things in fact in space-time. Because to move foreword and to ‘evolve’ so to speak, in a constructive way and direction – we require to agree on the things that we cannot agree, and that will decide about how we live in the future. Obviously war, hunger, and all other pathologies that we in our so called ‘civilized’ world have to deal with are a direct or indirect consequence of our inability to see reality as it is. Of this ‘diversity of opinions’ – which is nothing more, then the root of our division as living beings. The root of pathological states between us like: hate, greed, fear, jealousy, envy etc.etc. We don’t look at others in the same respect as we look at ourselves, because we’re all apparently different. But are we? In what way? And finally – are there differences that can stop us from cooperating together as living beings – or are they all ‘made up’? And if they are ‘made up’ in our minds, what is holding us from ‘unmaking’ them, since they were never real in the first place?