@amerika This resonates with thoughts I've had about the nature of existence since I was a child. It seemed to me that, if your internal life was shaped by your experience, then a part of external reality was within you. This made it easier for me to accept concepts such as hereditary IQ, because I understood that reality and our thoughts formed a feedback loop, and informed each other. Reality shaped the intelligence of people over time, as their intelligence was an adaptation to reality.


We are products of external reality and the choices made before us. It all tracks back to an origin at some point, and we are each avatara to a degree of some concept. I kind of like this view.

@amerika When I encountered the Hindu concept that we are all Brahman, it didn't seem all that far-fetched, to me.


Water from the sky pours into many streams, then rejoins the sea, but the streams remain.

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