Saturday, September 22, 2012

Imaginative Fictions

Yesterday, it was pointed out that reconstructed memories are subconsciously created by the brain, as the human mind abhors a vacuum. If we identify with our consciousness, which arises from those memories, then our definition of our self is based on a very unreliable witness.

French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist Simone Weil (1909 - 1943) seems to have come to the same conclusion, as she stated, "Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life," and "All sins are attempts to fill voids."

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