Today, we continue with the philosophical tête-à-tête, ruminations on human concepts and how interactions with the universe continue to shape our reality.
We delve even more deeper, inquiring and reflecting on pre-existence, now and the future.
64. What do you think your future self will remember about you now?
I often wondered about this very question, I’ve still continued to imagine same now.
Thinking about the future is a mirage based on an illusion that a certain or uncertain event must surely come to pass. But, there is no tomorrow or future; there is always now!
At the individual level, the person is sustaining a hope based on incomplete experience of life and nature. Being self-absorbed can spring this up quite often than you would love to ignore.
That notwithstanding, whatever the imagination for the futuristic self is, the younger version will always undertake what is peculiar to them. So, I guess whatever future version of yourself manifests several years down the line, it’s probably what you imagined it.
65. “Know thyself” is an ancient concept going back much further than Socrates and is at the root of much of philosophy. With that in mind, what are the most important things to learn about one’s self or is all self-knowledge equal?
It’s a survival of the fittest out here. As big a fish as you are, there is always a shark lurking by. Bearing this in mind, surviving no longer becomes an option.
Knowledge of self is as important as being aware of the immediate environment since both work simultaneously to satisfy the needs of the individual. Therefore, when it comes to the most important things to learn, priorities take preference.
While a student may be learning how to survive in an academic environment, another is learning same thing on the job practically. Same priority, different acquisition methods.
Basically, whatever motivates a person is definitely going to drive their action or inaction in that regard. Motive, essence of knowledge and priorities play pivotal roles in learning, personal assessments and evaluations to the satisfaction of the needs of self at all times.
66. What do you think existed before the universe was created?
While the “how did we get here” debate rages on, I guess the number one question on everyone’s mind is probably what existed before our perceptible universe came into existence.
How could it all have started? Who made it all? Is there a creator somewhere? Was there ever a pre-existence? What could have caused the origin of the world? How did the universe come about?
There is the question of whether or not there was even a time the universe never existed. Why do we think the universe is in existence? Will the universe live forever? Is there a cause to all that say exist within our perceptions?
Are humans actually conceiving the universe as it is or just through the limitations of human understanding? What if our human perception of the universe is all wrong?
Well, whether or not anything existed before the known universe is a question I doubt any of us can know at the moment.
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