Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

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Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby Jack Reacher » 04 Oct 2014 06:29

I think so.
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby HAGART » 04 Oct 2014 08:56

What do ears do? What do eyes do? What do fingers, tongues, and the nose do?
Nothing. They are useless without a brain to comprehend it. They are just tools to sense with.

It all has to exist in our minds and without it, nothing exists.

Then we start to form these things called 'memories' and 'imaginations', but fail to realize that both are illusions.

What can be real if there is no present? When is it? Now? No, it's gone..... Maybe now? Nope! It's past as well.....
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby Jack Reacher » 04 Oct 2014 09:31

HAGART wrote:What do ears do? What do eyes do? What do fingers, tongues, and the nose do?
Nothing. They are useless without a brain to comprehend it. They are just tools to sense with.

It all has to exist in our minds and without it, nothing exists.


Agreed up to that, it's a bit of a leap to say nothing exists without our minds. If I put a bullet in your head, life would go on for me, and reality as we know it would continue to function without your mind.

I think you agree with that too, just like to remind you that we can't forget the external's indifference to our existence.
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby HAGART » 04 Oct 2014 09:39

Put a bullet to my head. Go ahead. (Hypothetically of course). ;)
All of reality would cease to exist from my point of view.

You were all just dream characters anyway, and nothing mattered and reality was just a vivid sense of importance that didn't really matter. If you live for 1 second, 1 year, 100 years, does it matter? We all end up in the same place: NOTHINGNESS.

Can you prove me wrong?



(This of course all goes back to 'if a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound'....) ;)
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby Jack Reacher » 04 Oct 2014 10:32

HAGART wrote:Put a bullet to my head. Go ahead. (Hypothetically of course). ;)

If you live for 1 second, 1 year, 100 years, does it matter? We all end up in the same place: NOTHINGNESS.

Can you prove me wrong?



I think living for 100 years is far better than living for 1 second... it depends on the kind of life you live though. Try and stay on topic, you seem to be all over the place.
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby buildit » 04 Oct 2014 17:13

Jack Reacher wrote:I think so.


Isn't that like asking if all our thoughts are contained in our minds? ;) So I am assuming you are asking about an after life or existence beyond the corporeal?
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby Jack Reacher » 04 Oct 2014 20:09

No not at all....

And the mind does more than create thoughts, it's not the same thing. Im talking about each and every single experience.
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby buildit » 05 Oct 2014 00:08

Jack Reacher wrote:No not at all....

And the mind does more than create thoughts, it's not the same thing. Im talking about each and every single experience.

But all of our experiences are in reality a neatly designed string of neural synapses that fire in response to external stimuli. The accumulation of what we call experience is the use of a certain series of synapses again and again making familiar progression for faster mental responses when similar situations occur again.

Or are you asking about the interpretation of reality by the brain thru the inputs provided by our senses?
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Re: Are all of our life experiences mentally constructed?

Postby Jack Reacher » 05 Oct 2014 21:01

The title explains all....
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