Thoughts and truth

Friday, November 6, 2009

I have come to the opinion that true thoughts should never be shown in a medium, because they can be dissected and re-read and again alter one’s thinking by that very act. In computer science we call this ‘volatility’, and the mind is a very volatile thing. The very act of accessing it to put it to a more permanent media changes it. The words that you read aren’t the exact words I’m thinking, if words can describe what I’m thinking at all. They have been altered to fit into this space.

We should therefore put, instead, finished thoughts in media. As Nietzsche wrote, (paraphrased) too many people write down their thoughts as well as the process of thinking of it.

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