@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.

@basileion

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.

@basileion

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

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