OK so when i was in Bali i baought this book called "the pig that wants to be eaten - 100 exercises for the armchair philosopher" and its one of the best $20AU i've ever spent. this book has changed my perspective and nondescript outlook on my life. Life is lived in retrospect. In such a way that it is like walking in a forward velocity, backwards. It is quite ironically hippocritical in a logical sense. We look at the past to determine the future. Our thoughts are just dogmatisms created by the analysis of past events. We do not live in the now, this is impossible, but rather we like in the past striving for the future. This is inevitable. i read this one chapter that opened my eyes on time and the passing of time -
'In succession, if thoughts make up who we are and the only attianment or proof of thoughts comes from 'a priori' or simply prior events, then the logical sum is that the past is the only true evidence of 'Self'......... And,' if 'Self' can - in logical order of study - be our concious, and therefore our concious the only way for us to know that we are living (something i will go into detail, hopefully, in latter posts. The whole idea of Descartes' 'I think, Therefore I am'), Then without the past we would be mentally dead. In the fatalistic meaning of the phrase. i dont know, its hard to shove into a blog post but it goes into different minds, how do you know you are you? how do you know you dont have multiple personalities?
ask me about this - its reallly amazing stuff