Questions, Answers and Beliefs
Many people will accept the beliefs and concepts that are espoused by others, often because the answers they provide are to deep questions that are unanswered, unanswered questions that create a darkness and void in comprehension. Questions thought of, but unanswered, can lead to confusion, doubt, insecurity, discomfort, anxiety and even fear. Fear of the unknown, of not having a known answer for that question, is a dark spot in the conceptual web of reality and self. The answer provided fills the gap of that void in comprehension. Many beliefs provide psychological security in this way. We need to ask: Did I verify these concepts? Are they true, or simply a belief? If you cannot verify if it is true, then how is it verifiably true and not simply a concept believed to be true? Can it be demonstrated as reality, or is it simply accepted in order to provide us with conceptual comfort to answer some deep questions about ourselves and reality?
For example, 1000 books can be written on imagined concepts being real. If you read those 1000 books, they will cross-correlate, correspond and create a semblance of referential coherence. This will create the appearance of truth through all of these sources talking about the same thing. Even though it cannot be demonstrated as a reality, people will believe in it because of the answers they provide. They have an answer to a question, and the importance of this question and the need for an answer can have us transform the possible belief into the actual as a “truth” despite not having any way to verify it as real. Consciousness is an imagination factory powered by an abstraction engine. We can invent any fantasy in the mind to provide us with answers to questions we have, but it doesn’t mean the answer is true or real.
1000 people, 1000 books, 1 million people, all believe the same thing and keep repeating it. A conceptual framework or model is developed and people keep building upon it because they accept the premises as axiomatic foundations upon which to conceive of something, such as ourselves or anything in reality. People will continue to write about this concept and alter and modify the model in either correct ways, or incorrect ways, and the model will have many variations over time but it will persist because people want it to persist, because people want it to be true, and they believe it is true, and they will continue to propagate the information as if it’s true, and people who read these books or talk to these people will receive word symbols and imagery to convince them that it is true. But was it ever true? Was it simply believed in because it makes people “feel-good” about the psychological issues that arise when we develop our thought and questioning capacity about reality and ourselves, but do not yet understand reality and ourselves? Was it a “resonance” and “sound right” “feel-good” effect of accepting this idea, concept and belief? Where is the actual truth itself demonstrated, instead of simply a concept believed in?
Remember, everything people tell you, everything you read and watch, has influences and impacts your conception of reality. We can easily be influenced by others into accepting beliefs as truth, unreality as reality.