"Social Construct..." What a funny video!
…mainly, because where the video automatically cuts off, due to a lack of memory on my phone after my saying the word “because,” is EACTLY where you and I will individually and collectively choose to give meaning, agreement and no agreement, to what I ranted before the word because;
Social Construct, that my friend is EXACTLY my point!
I use the term “social construct” to mean the meaning two or more people, sane, conscious or otherwise give to stuff.
And, as my eldest daughter, Leslie, suggested to me yesterday, after all is “said and done,” there is the TRUTH.
I have no doubt about that.
However, I REALLY DO NOT want to know the truth. I believe if I did, as I understand it, life would be over. I mean, what would be left?
Anyway, what truth, whose truth would I be dealing with; my truth, your truth, their truth, or perhaps GOD'S truth? Now, knowing God’s truth would really be cool, at least that is what some have told me, yet then again, what would be left to life?
Oh yes, I know some say, and I believe they sincerely believe they REALLY know God’s Truth. I honor that. Who am I to judge?
There will be no debate on my part on this matter with exception in my attempting to understand the reasons and rationale for someone’s point of view that varies from mine. And even there, I am learning to be careful with attempting to understand where people are coming from or their point of view because I know I am not always able to understand. And, I definitely ain’t arguing with someone’s truth.
By the way, in making reference to the word truth, I put the words knowledge, fact and the like in the same pot of soup.
What drives my life these days is addressing “what works” distinct from whatever one or more people say or believes to be THE TRUTH.
I am seeking what works for people, including me, as means to peace of mind, happiness, joy, and full self-expression.
I believe achieving that will result in a world non-existence of environmental, political and social challenge, strife and hardship.
We ain't got it done with Truth. Let's try what works for people. Let's have a conversation about that.
Yes, I do have some ideas how this utopia can happen and I believe they are pretty simple and it will happen once there is a critical mass of people who believe it will.
“…if I am not in the world simply to adapt to it, but rather transform it, and if it is not possible to change the world without a certain dream or vision for it, I must make use of every possibility there is not only to speak about my utopia, but also to engage in practices consistent with it.”
― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of Indignation
Have an awesome day. Perhaps even better socially constructed.