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Krys C


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What are 10 things YOU know to be true?

I was interested and intrigued by Sarah's '10 things you know to be true' list exercise, particularly with the pattern she observed in hearing others; that you would continuously see items exact and opposite to your own, items you've never heard of, or thought about before in exactly that light.

I'm fascinated by our definitions of what we consider to be 'truth', and the disputes between our definitions.

So I propose we post a couple lists of our own here, and experience our agreements (and disagreements), learn some new ideas and lines of thought. Personally, I think it best to write your own list BEFORE reading the ones posted here to avoid influence ;)

I hope a couple people will be interested in participating in this miniature project. And, hey, if you see something in someone's list you'd like to ask about, or learn more about, or debate. . .we now have the TED conversation platform to make that possible.

My list:

1. These are the most exciting times in which we could ever hope to be alive which have already occurred.
2. Too often, we allow inertia to control our actions.
3. Everyone should travel.
4. 'Because that's the way things are' is not a valid reason.
5. Whenever you say 'I had no choice', you're lying.
6. It is possible to have an honest and even pleasant relationship with someone you do not like.
7. Loving someone or something heart and soul does not necessarily make it good for you, or them, or it.
8. There are ideas and inventions yet to come which will make into reality what we consider to be fantasy today.
9. Everyone has at least one story worth hearing.
10. My truth is not final.


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    May 2 2011: 1) That I am still alive for a reason
    2) Perception is a large part of reality
    3) Parallel Universes
    4) Humans are not nearly as mentally advanced as we are capable of
    5) Manifest Destiny
    6) One Love (unity, individually we are all just pieces of us collectively)
    7) Time does not exist
    8) Evolution (even if there was a spark of creation)
    9) Water is amazing (ever think of how much a cloud weighs, just to float)
    10) Mind controls the brain

    (11. Dogs are better then cats)
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      May 2 2011: YIIKES Thomas- Manifest destiny??? does that mean you think the US will take over Canada? If so we better get all our hockey nets lined up to keep you out! And watch out for flying hockey pucks we can have deadly aim with them. I
      also have to say that most neuroscientists woud say that the organic elements of the brain control the function of the mind (remember how clearly you thought with a high temperature? How clearly does someone with schizophrenia think?)
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        May 9 2011: I think Canada is safe, for now. I meant more on a personal level, maybe I should have just put Manifestation. In the world of parallels, manifesting is merely gearing your consciousness to the realm of possibility that you seek to achieve.

        Furthermore I, with absolutely no credentials to do so, would say that most neuroscientists are wrong. The brain is a computer while the mind makes sense of the computations. I think with proper meditation or therapy it is entirely possible to change the meanings taken from different chemical signals.
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      May 10 2011: 1 - do you know what that reason is?
      7 - really?
      8 & 10 - definitely true

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