No. If you have no basis to form the concept or the language, you can't invent the fiction. Fiction is just an imaginative rearrangement of things and ideas in the actual world. If all that there is good and there is nothing but good then there is no reason to call anything good, or bad or inf=different or value-neutral: there can be no alternatives at all.Scott wrote: ↑April 13th, 2021, 3:23 pm [can't have the concept, or the word, for "good" or "bad" in any objective context, or without a counterpart to contrast it against.]
I agree, in the sense that if reality as a whole is good, and if everything that exists is good (or at least neutral), then therefore though in binary-based conceptual thinking it generates the concept of an opposite, the conception of a bad thing must be fictional. In other words, all objectively bad things must be fictional due to being bad.
The converse wouldn't necessarily hold, even if it were possible to imagine anything bad in an all-good world. Obviously, it would be not only possible, but easier, to imagine good things.Needless to say, that logic alone does not prove that everything fictional is objectively bad.
Just because everything is good, everything is not necessarily perfect and unchanging, or the same degree of good for every conscious entity at all times. For example, all ice cream is good, but you can prefer strawberry to vanilla, or be in the mood for pistachio today.... I and all other conscious agents are predestined to exist within unchanging perfection rather than the active artistic creators of it.
Nor does the goodness of all things necessarily limit the amount of good things in the world; there is no reason you can't make more good things.
It only means that 1. you can't make any bad things; 2. you can't imagine any bad things.
How about 4. good and bad?Scott wrote:Thus, for example, one look at reality as a whole and think:
[ You're certainly free to think any of those things:
1. Good, but no bad
2. No good or bad
3. Bad, and no good ...]
I agree. Perhaps the more interesting question is whether or not you are free to think anything except one of those three things,
Plus, I can also think about a recipe for turnips or a the spelling radicchio or the colour of my unicorn's tail.
I prefer realistic, practical and adaptable.In other words, it seems you are forced to choose between those three things: nihilism, resentment, or love--namely in terms of one's conscious attitude towards reality as a whole.
Sure, but as to the goodness or badness content of reality, your opinion being value-neutral, the balance doesn't change.[ but your opinion doesn't affect reality.]
Isn't my opinion a part of reality? If something affects my opinion, doesn't it affect reality?
In the moment of the dream when one is aware of that thought, probably. All the rest of the time, no.Does a dreamer's opinion of a dream affect reality? Is that case even if the dream is unreal? Is it arguably even more the case if the dream is unreal? Perhaps the realest thing of all is the conscious dreamer's opinion of the dream; what do you think?
I have trouble imagining how a non-conscious entity can entertain illusions.Some people even argue that consciousness is just an illusion, that it doesn't really exist.
This thread and thought-process it it generates.[Does this exercise have a purpose or function? ]
1. What exercise exactly?
In this instance: that the originator of the process [thread, question, responses and derivations therefrom] was in some way motivated to make the effort, presumably with the intention of producing a result of some kind.2. What does it mean for something to have a purpose?
I'm not qualified to think on that.Perhaps teleology is a symptom of servitude and antithetical to freedom of spirit. What do you think?
There can be no "objective" good or bad: they;'re subjective concepts, particular to the consciousness making the judgment.
And people are able to communicate in languages other than English, other than verbal; they can even communicate feelings and physical sensations without language - but they cannot communicate ideas without a verbal language.If you were to say that neither consciousness nor objective holistic reality speak English, I would agree.