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Old 13-07-2020, 07:27 PM
AnotherBob AnotherBob is offline
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We habitually compare and contrast our concept of ourselves with our concept of the "other". A fictional person regards another fictional person -- this not only happens in cyberspace, but face to face too. Things typically complicate from here, short and long-term causes and effects alternate and cascade. Values and biases develop, based upon myriad conditioning factors modifying themselves ceaselessly. In this psycho-physical realm, they appear to amount to an actual person, but that would be a weak-sighted assumption. Go further, focus the lens of perception without interpretation, because even though the plot may thicken, the implications are already clear -- they're a big glowing neon sign hung across the conceptual freeway we're collectively driving down at dusk, texting hands-free into the oncoming night.
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Old 13-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Altair Altair is offline
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We habitually compare and contrast our concept of ourselves with our concept of the "other". A fictional person regards another fictional person -- this not only happens in cyberspace, but face to face too. Things typically complicate from here, short and long-term causes and effects alternate and cascade. Values and biases develop, based upon myriad conditioning factors modifying themselves ceaselessly. In this psycho-physical realm, they appear to amount to an actual person, but that would be a weak-sighted assumption. Go further, focus the lens of perception without interpretation, because even though the plot may thicken, the implications are already clear -- they're a big glowing neon sign hung across the conceptual freeway we're collectively driving down at dusk, texting hands-free into the oncoming night.

I think you're getting somewhere there. I agree, and it is worse online because there's no facial cues. We develop an 'image' and an 'idea' about another person based on just words. Face-to-face it is much better, yet still we can never truly understand someone else, IMO. With close family and good friends we can get close but even then it is never 100%.
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Can we get back on the topic which is the meaning of life.

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