Skip to content

October 27, 2011

I listened to the wonderful RadioLab almost all day today. I learned about self-deception, which was eerie and blew my mind. There is a tendency in me to be blown away by any subtle clarification on a firmly-held belief or world-view. Hopefully that’s good news.

Anyway. Self-deception. As a kind of resistance to reality that seems to help us cope with the world better. I imagine this tremulous wall that divides reality from our own narratives about realities. And sometimes (often) these two are contradictory, opposing forces that makes us (mainly me) jittery. If that wall dissolves, disorientation and rage, rapidly cemented apart again with another wall. It’s strategic. And helps us survive, and sometimes, stretches us just a little. I can live with that.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: