One of the greatest fallacies and restrictios facing humanity is the belief that we are individual/discrete beings with individual separate consciousnesses. This is demonstrably untrue as a hard and fast rule. Mind and body (from my experience)we are ALL a part of a much bigger entity and consiousness. (the other alernative is tha ti am unique or special and I have NEVER believed that. Human atributes can vary a lot (for expample i am slightly colour blind and tone deaf) but they are also held in common across humanity as part of our genetic and evolutionary makeup..
Are you sure you just have not been watching too much Star Trek? (Mind "meld", borg like interconnected super-consciousness)
You give yourself away when you say "from my experience" what you seem to not understand is that other people's experience directly and completely contradicts your own experience. And so therefore by your own logic that we can "know" things from our experience for certain, both your experiences, and their experiences, are therefore both correct. Which means that there exists simultaneously an outside consciousness that we are all a part of, and also that we are all separate discrete beings with separate and unique consciousness. That is what YOUR logic MUST conclude.
Unless you admit that some people are unable to KNOW things for certain, but then if you admit that, you also admit that there is no possible way for you to know if you are one of these people. This would therefore be your belief, that you are one who KNOWS, and that the others are ones who DO NOT KNOW. Because you see, other people have just as much 'evidence' from experience that they are separate discreet beings, as you have of being part of something bigger. Therefore either you are wrong, they are wrong, or in my opinion, you both are wrong. In which case, humans do not really KNOW all that much, and the very act of thinking you KNOW something for certain, is one of the greatest fallacies and restrictions facing humanity. To the extreme, Hitler thought he KNEW that the so called "Aryan race" was the supreme race and therefore should rule the world.
Keep an open mind. That is my philosophy
Edited by Einsteinium, 06 September 2013 - 02:11 PM.