“To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.” ― Paul Valéry

I occasionally do this as a routine for meditation/reflection/expanding perspective/entertainment/not sure what label to use, and I recommend it because I think members of the community will be able to do it.

I basically go outside and walk around looking around at trees the sidewalk and grass and trying to disassociate what I'm seeing from any notions of 'tree' or 'grass' object classes. Once I can get those I can usually extend it to everything in my perception. A sort of de-object-ification, trying to hold in my mind the notion that there are no boundari... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

0Grognor8y Could someone offer an explanation for this quote?

Rationality Quotes December 2011

by Jayson_Virissimo 8y2nd Dec 20111 min read586 comments


Here's the new thread for posting quotes, with the usual rules:

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