My Thoughts On My Thoughts...What is "thinking", exactly? Basically, it is a neuro-chemical process, okay?
Okay... Doesn't help much, now does it.
In fact, "thinking" -besides a more technical explanation- is basicall a constant comparing of intake.
Things you see, smell, taste, feel and hear, the information gathered from those five senses is being processed all the time in the background and influences your emotions.
But a lot of that intake is also processed in a more concious way. Some of those things make us think. Because some of that intake influences ideas that have formed over the years.
Thinking makes us act upon something -taking into consideration that NOT taking action is also a form of acting, as it is a reaction- makes us shift our onvictions and certainties, makes us alter views we have of people, of happenings.
Our thoughts are free, too, to an extent. Meaning that our thinking can form opinions. But those opinions are mostly ba
Also, what is "freedom of thought"? Because, we may be free to think whatever we want, we still think inside a certain pattern. A roster, if you like.
That is why we are limited in our thinking.
It's like giving a calculator a concious "me" and then programming that calculator to think that it is free. That calculator will be persuaded that it is indeed free, because it can make all the calculations it wants. But what that calculator doesn't know, is that it is thinking inside a pre-arranged array. A patern. A roster. That of mathematical calculations. So, in the end, this calculator isn't free at all. On the contrary, in comparison to the human mind, it is very restricted.
It could be the same with us, people. We all think that we are free to think whatever we want, but we don't really know for sure. That we are even able to raise the question is amazing, really. Thus, we are limited in our thinking AND fully aware of it. At least, I am.
I know that I'm a thinking freely within the limits of my programming.
Because that's what we are in the end. Genetically programmed robots, who think they're free to think.
And to be able to have that thought, that's what makes me a freethinker. I guess.
At least, I know that my thinking isn't obstructed too much by the more narrow and influencial patterns of religion.
And I'm so glad for that. Now at least I know that my horizon isn't narrowed down to just a dot, a pixel on a straight line, by having been forced into wearing bl
At least in this way, I am a freethinker.