Susan Doris Wrote:
> fairly straightforward really - The things thatQuote
I confess I do not understand how you sort
> things into this "real world", "fantasy world",
> and everything else
> are true and in which I have faith all have
> objective facts and Theories to back themup.
> Love is simply a word - and all languages appearQuote
(for me, I simply have awarenesses of
> varying duration, source, and recurrence; so your
> way looks overly complicated to me). I'll give you
> some things that I consider part of the "real
> world" and you tell me which category they fall.
> 1. Is my love for my wife part of your "real
> world", "fantasy world", or something else to be
> declared now, deus ex machina?
> to have a word - to label a physical, chemical set
> of reactions which strongly promote bonding etc
> which of course are very strong survival traits.
> No-one can see, i.e. observe objectively, anQuote
From my perspective, all you can see are my
> actions, NOT my love. I would think that should
> qualify as a fantasy for you.
> emotion. It can be and obviously is something that
> be detected by electronic signals from the brain.
> The effects, the behaviours which result from the
> natural occasion of the chemical reactions
> involved can be observed andinterpreted a
> something labelled love.
> Presumably because the feelings have beenQuote
2. What is your status on my relationship
> with my wife? Why should there be any particular
> reason we continue living together or even
> speaking, other than randomness or "fantasy"? Is
> the only reason we keep running into each other is
> we happen to share a "fantasy world" that we
> somehow mistakenly have the "real world" reflect?
> reinforced by the beneficial effects produced.
3. How about the internal cringe that
> happens whenever I hear Anita Ward sing Ring My
> Bell? How do you account for what people like or
> not in your "real world"?
> Music or pleasant musical sounds and rhythm are
> clearly strong survival traits and as far as I
> know aare probably a genetic trait which shows no
> sign at all of becoming extinct.
> And what source is that?Quote
From my perspective, your "real world" and
> "fantasy world" dichotomy is false in many ways. I
> see both as simply different types of
> manifestations of the same underlying Source.
> I think I perhaps understand a little better whatQuote
Your perspective makes no sense to me, so
> I'm asking you to explain.
> our amazing brains are capable of imagining and do
> not confuse the totallyi imagined with objective
> whether you now understand better or not makes noQuote
Pretty please explain so I can understand
> difference to whether things and thoughts are
> about fact or fiction or remain as don't knows!