×
×

mental guises

Mental guises are essentially the things we tell ourself in the middle of doing something, even though there are more reasons at play and / or others more important than the reason we tell ourself. Whether it be stealing flowers from someone's front garden and saying "he's a dickhead anyway," or "he won't even notice", this is a habit that we all have and is impossible to break. This is a necessity. This is life as a conscious being. The first step seems to be becoming aware of this, but I have no idea what the next step is. Corrective behaviour? Reminding yourself of the secretive reasons hidden under the layers of the onion of consciousness (that makes you cry)? Telling people about it through a couple of decent memes? Perhaps a good trick, or at least useful trick, is to swap out the mental guises you let slip when communicating to someone else your intentions in order to project a morally improved version of what you are doing and why you are doing it. It sounds dirty to say it, but it can honestly be a safe and well-mannered play, aiming to minimise aimless discussion around "oh, is that what you think" and "well, I think lots of things", or having them talk about you behind your back and say "such and such stole from such and such because they think their a such and such". It's like, shut the fuck up, go learn about becoming financially independent and quit judging people on the short statements they make based off of the limited time they have to communicate an idea and the limited time they have to learn about how to communicated an idea, let alone what consists of a 'good' and complete communication of an idea. Or something like that, even still, I haven't fully described it and never can. Never can describe anything completely. At least, not when everyone's concept of a concept is different and language evolves, so even if it were congruent and similar with the general population for a while, it won't be somewhere down the track. We're speaking in "ye olde" terms compared to how communication will function in the future. However, it seems that digitalisation might have a preservation effect, slowing down the mutation rate of language and solidifying its form for longer. The old phrase is "written in stone" but it will become, as Andreas Antonopoulos said: "written in the blockchain".

Viewcount: 202
Post viewcount: 21894 Views

abstracting metaphor

Viewcount: 251

a letter to a consciousness

Viewcount: 442

a letter to a nihilist

Viewcount: 300

a letter to a politician

Viewcount: 228

a letter to a square

Viewcount: 249

any years resolution

Viewcount: 378

axioms empty set

Viewcount: 249

Beliefs be leaves on a tree

Viewcount: 540

building sandcastles

Viewcount: 233

case reports

Viewcount: 243

cleaning up after priors

Viewcount: 205

cognitive fallacies

Viewcount: 241

creating morality

Viewcount: 238

dear god

Viewcount: 234

escaping from reality

Viewcount: 222

ever present metaphors

Viewcount: 232

every story as a story

Viewcount: 236

explore the body

Viewcount: 252

freedom as a negative concept

Viewcount: 204

front

Viewcount: 221

future human sex

Viewcount: 313

gnosis

Viewcount: 388

god a non npc

Viewcount: 571

having the drug talk

Viewcount: 271

her

Viewcount: 239

hermeneutics - interpretation

Viewcount: 245

hitchen's razor

Viewcount: 614

how can i learn more about psychoactive drugs

Viewcount: 208

how does good

Viewcount: 322

how i meditate where it gets me

Viewcount: 226

how psychedelic wake

Viewcount: 333

humorism

Viewcount: 207

hypotheticals

Viewcount: 220

if singularity, then end of the world

Viewcount: 223

incompatibility

Viewcount: 201

Internet of babel

Viewcount: 209

In The Beginning

Viewcount: 265

is it wrong to think the wrong thing

Viewcount: 188

line

Viewcount: 263

mental guises

Viewcount: 202

mental hospital

Viewcount: 197

miraculous is magic

Viewcount: 220

muhammad

Viewcount: 250

my first trip

Viewcount: 321

my second trip

Viewcount: 236

occam's gear

Viewcount: 232

on existence of equality

Viewcount: 178

other

Viewcount: 205

Out of context

Viewcount: 191

oversimplification

Viewcount: 238

perhaps rest in peace is wrong

Viewcount: 188

podcast reviews

Viewcount: 346

projection bias

Viewcount: 300

proverbs are i told you so's

Viewcount: 293

psychedelics and suicide

Viewcount: 211

purposeful misreading

Viewcount: 202

p vs np

Viewcount: 413

questions about a trip

Viewcount: 271

quotes of the aether

Viewcount: 203

reactionary mindfulness

Viewcount: 200

responsibilities for parents

Viewcount: 211

skeptic

Viewcount: 348

suicide preventiono

Viewcount: 220

tachyons

Viewcount: 217

taking a step back

Viewcount: 189

tautology as magic

Viewcount: 211

the anything innate difference

Viewcount: 229

the house of want

Viewcount: 218

the limit of outside the box thinking

Viewcount: 204

the meaning of life

Viewcount: 227

-- the synthing

Viewcount: 214

the system is rigged

Viewcount: 205

thought police

Viewcount: 287

to make a parody of yourself

Viewcount: 226

to say

Viewcount: 225

trickledown economics

Viewcount: 200

trip 3

Viewcount: 188

trip 4

Viewcount: 219

tying up loose ends

Viewcount: 338

ultimately containing complete greediness

Viewcount: 200

What is meaning? Every word could mean anything if said on it's own, in particular: sex.

Viewcount: 199

what is the meaning of life

Viewcount: 209

who am i

Viewcount: 235

why psychedelic wake

Viewcount: 211

woo woo

Viewcount: 211

you're not going to notice it

Viewcount: 252