Originally Posted by Cognisant
You know this how?
Are you high, mentally ill, religious (whoops tautology) or just in denial because you lack the mental fortitude to grow beyound the childish notion that your life is somehow more than an insignificant speck on an insignificant speck orbiting an insignificant speck in an uncaring universe?
Well, I think I've mentioned several times that I'm mentally ill.
It's just the way I see the world - that there is a non-physical aspect which experiences the world, and the experiencer is distinct from the experienced.
I see no use in seeing my life as an insignificant speck in an uncaring universe. Where does this attitude get me? I see my life as valuable because it is what I experience, so it is what I know. I know that there is a world around me, but only because it is experienced by my mind as real.
So, I guess if I were to look at how my existence is perceived by the world which I perceive, then there would be only something very small there, but I am not experiencing myself as one person among many, I experience myself as THE person among many, as does anyone else (even if most wouldn't phrase it that way).
Certainly there will be problems connected to my tendency to see the world in this almost mystical fashion of significance and layers of reality, but all in all I see little wrong with it.
You may not be spiritual yourself - but why be denigrating to those who are?