"a different way of looking at what real is. [...] And it really matters what you assume is most real because you base the decisions that you make that run the entire course of your life on those assumptions, whether you recognize it or not. And, if you get the assumptions wrong, or even if you leave them incomplete, you’re going to pay a big price for it.
Now this is a #renemagritte
painting, and the painting has an obvious meaning in a sense, which is that we’re blinded even to what’s right in front of us, by the objects that we see. And we think that seeing is letting in the light, but it’s only letting in a very small fraction of the light, because we’re only capable of contemplating a small fraction of everything whenever we’re doing any particular thing. And so very much of what we’re doing is screening things out. Very much of your cortex is inhibitory, and Magritte is trying to get at that with that idea. It’s like, there’s a businessman there. He’s dressed in his uniform. He can’t see beyond the immediate thing that’s in front of his #eyes
Potential: (video link in bio) #JordanPeterson
#education #psychology #art