Meta-Thinking

The words you use to map reality will affect your experience of reality. Words do not just describe, words are generative. (Jason Silva)


Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“What is meta-thinking?”

“Language creates our reality.

Through objectification [<link; short read], we turn abstractions into mental pseudo-objects modeled after physical objects.
Through reification, we confuse our pseudo-objects with reality.

When you hear someone hatefully say things about a religion for instance, in their mind the abstraction has become reality. For them, this fantasy takes up mental space, and influences their behavior in the world, thus using up energy.

Language is the proverbial water to the fish. 

Meta-Thinking is seeing the water. 

Meta-Thinking means operating on a higher-order level of meaning.

In a sense, Meta-Thinking is Magic.”

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About Dani Trusca

Life-Artist, Thinker, Mover (Traceur)

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