Reality is a bonus stage in the lifecycle of jokes/memes. VanillaJS, ZeroVer, and “The Year of The Linux Desktop” are semi–serious concepts now. Makes me . This is the case for everything — including politics.
Rumor has it that a certain country’s political discourse is actively “memed” by anonymous forums on the Internet. That’s some Serial Experiments Lain type spookiness — funny, until it becomes utterly terrifying.
Isn’t it peculiar that we internalize mind–body dualism at such an early age? This happens when you intimately realize that your mind does not control someone else’s body or any other entity external to your person. A philosopher told me that.
The Greeks were clever. The Pythagorean “number line” idea of knowledge: the monad (1), dyad (2), triad (3) — is a sly way of grasping at complexity.
Humans think/reason by breaking complexity indefinitely into twos/dyads/dichotomies/dualisms.
The bar for making useful/smart sounding observations is kinda low. Rule: Take a complex thing, divide it into two parts, then as a bonus — express those divisions as a monad (everything is love/a force), and… repeat. Triads/Trialisms/Trinity and higher are undefined for obvious reasons.
Not a philosopher .