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Old 06-22-18, 09:54 PM
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Re: All disease is preventable

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Originally Posted by SB_UK View Post


ALL human problems are overcome through realising that the point of mind is to acquire morality.


The point of mind is to acquire wisdom - not to be a techy boy racer -----

So- we have 2 separate items each listed as "the point of the mind". Im struggling with understanding what you are saying here. For reference- wisdom and compassion are listed separately in Buddhist writings, and that is the only system simple enough for me to understand.

The next question is "what is this "Morality" that is apparently "out there" and needing to be acquired by us?

I do have a reasonable option for this one, as described by Antonio Damasio (neurologist).
He comments that consciousness can be regarded as a tool that the organism uses to maintain its homeostasis- get the right level of nutrition, water, warmth, etc. Human consciousness includes the capacity to create a story about this activity, one which is compelling enough to improve your motivation. The story requires a subject, a hero, hence the ego is a convenient fiction that helps you organise your life.

The trick here is that there are other egos walking about all competing for resources. So the stories told have become more elaborate, and involve others in such a way that we all get to benefit and stay alive.
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