Philosophy Tuesday

This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.

“As a matter of fact, we all create every single day. Literally. We literally create every single day for ourselves, through our cultural belief systems and perspectives, by manifesting our particular view of the world we actually create our world with every thought.”

— Kermit the Frog @ TED

6 thoughts on “Philosophy Tuesday

  1. IJ November 24, 2015 / 20:36

    Quite impossible.. sadly. If days were dependent on us somehow, then when the human race ceases so would days. However, days would exist when the human race ceases, thus it is not the case that days are dependent on us. Which means that we don’t actually create every single day.

    • Kannik November 25, 2015 / 20:03

      Firstly, thank you for your comment! I think you may have missed the “ourselves” and “our” part in the quote. }:) The universe at large is indeed a cold (2.73 K) and mostly empty place, devoid of any meaning. It cares not a whit for us. Our worlds, personal worlds, individual worlds, however, are rich and full and interact with many other, personal worlds. We get to (and do, whether we realize it or not) create these worlds and we get to create our greater worlds, that of our society, culture, countries. We bring the meaning to the impersonal universe.

      • IJ November 25, 2015 / 20:49

        Are we then the creators of meaning to this meaningless world (all that exists)?

        • Kannik November 25, 2015 / 21:37

          Bingo. }:) We are the generators of meaning, and we ascribe meaning to all..

        • IJ November 26, 2015 / 05:18

          So you would affirm this statement “There is no ultimate meaning in the world (all that exists). Thus all is meaningless”?

        • Kannik November 27, 2015 / 22:06

          Yes, albeit I would tweak the statement slightly to say: “There is no inherent meaning in the world (all that exists).” (and I would omit the second sentence) The universe thus is a blank canvas for us to paint…

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