Wooden shoe wrote:Groktruth wrote:
FYI, the words "conclusion," and 'felt compelled" are epistemological red flags, alerting us to imminent danger of self-delusion. Truth be told, it's a process with no "conclusion" even hoped for, and feeling "compelled" implies some manipulation that is taking the decision out of your hand. Possibly, all things considered, from some malignant spiritual force, especially when the words are springing forth from the heart, almost unconsciously.
Just thought you would want to know. End quote.
Thank you so much Groktruth.
It so good to have a resident expert and practitioner of self-delusion to warn us less able on the pitfalls of using certain words.
Sorry Groktruth, the devil made me do it.[LOL]
Ah, excuse me! You evidently did not want to know. Guess you would like to forget about psychological projection as well.
For other readers, please note that this thread assumes that self-delusion is a possible human weakness, which, by definition, would be impossible for the untrained human to recognize on their own. Anyone here who is self-deluded would not know this to be the case about them, unless, of course, they took the objective stance of recognizing the potential problem, and went to whatever lengths necessary to spot it, and get it diagnosed. As a Diogenean philosopher, this prompted my decision to submit to doctoral training in science, the scientific method, specifically so that I would not stay self-deluded, if I had that problem. And, for the following 40 years, I have stayed with that study. I recommend it to anyone.
"Using certain words" can be pitfalls, it is true. But, words spring up out of our hearts revealing hidden problems that lurk there, which we have buried in self-delusion. Listening to oneself can be very helpful in self-diagnosis, which is no pitfall!
But, I ought to add, not all delusion is self inflicted. There are forces out there attempting to delude others. Those who do not know the difference between delusion and deception are especially vulnerable. Like the difference between faith and dogmatic opinions, understanding this makes a huge amount of difference.
Sorry, though, that you have to be reminded or encouraged to think about this from a megalomaniac. I'm working on getting that fixed, but, until I succeed, no reason why you ought not benefit from what I have learned. Your society paid for my education, after all.