Nov. 20

“The stars are in one’s brain.”–Bertrand Russell (attributed to, by R.D. Laing in The Politics of Experience)

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…in that life, as experienced by the individual, is primarily and mostly a subjective affair, and that our sense of others and the external world is always mediated by our personal individual consciousness, and all the possibilities and limitations that that implies. That is not to say that the ‘external world’ including the stars do not exist independently. Just that, for individuals–perception, observation, apprehension, intuition, imagination, understanding, and appreciation of anything outside ourselves depends upon the individual. And life is, for most people, largely a subjective experience tempered by the amount of consciousness one is blessed (or cursed) with. What matters most then is not that the stars are ‘out there’ so much as we can perceive, feel, and know them inside ourselves, our awareness, and consciousness. (c.f. Berkeley)¬†

Again, this is a matter of information– in this case, internalized, realized, or achieved. What matters is what we know, feel, understand, and appreciate–the information that has been processed by us as individuals, that is–information derived from context and process, itself processed and known by the individual. The main goal and purpose of all acquired¬†information in the course of a life: how it registers on the individual via consciousness.

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