Past created as an explanation of the present?

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Past created as an explanation of the present?

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I ponder this question. For i can not be sure if my brain alone is the one that exists. Who am i to understand others existing? Everything i know is made up in my own experiences.

Am I alone?

Perhaps a bigger man, sane, would never question such a question? Though would they? Is death a fall from greatness? Is greatness within our world, where everything is meant to be held together? Is it my mind alone that understands?

Is the past created as an explanation of the present? The puzzle fits into my mind, i see it... Was it always just me??

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Tart: Who am i to understand others existing?

William: Callum and Manu Iti talk about this idea in This Post.

Tart: Everything i know is made up in my own experiences

William: How well do you think you know your own experiences?

Tart: Am I alone?

William: Yes. "I" is alone.

Tart: Is the past created as an explanation of the present?

William: The past does not exist. Only memory of a past exists, and that cannot be depended upon for accuracy or total recall.

Tart: The puzzle fits into my mind, i see it...

William: What puzzle do you see?

Tart: Was it always just me?

William: Yes. It is always just you.

Tart: Jesus Christ the savior of world?

William: What world is being saved by Jesus?

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Tart wrote:Is the past created as an explanation of the present?
This is only my opinion, but yes. Both the future and the past create the present.

Time doesn't flow in only one direction, we just perceive it that way.

Think of a ball bearing dropped into a U-shaped halfpipe in a skateboarder park. Sometimes, the ball bearing will roll high into the future (right side of halfpipe) because of its momentum from the past. Sometimes, it will roll high into the past (left side of halfpipe), but this is because it carries the momentum from having been up high in the future.

The present (when the ball is at the bottom) is a reconciliation state of the past and future.

We only see one side of the equation.

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[Replying to post 3 by Purple Knight]

If future is such an important factor, maybe we should also have the foresight to see it coming?

See also modal analysis of logic and read the paper or book, Naming and Necessity by Saul Kripke!

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Who am i to understand others existing?
Does it matter if you understand others and their existences? Or should it only matter how you understand your own?
Am I alone?
Depends on what level you're asking. But regardless, you have the choice to be alone when you want no matter the external stimuli
Perhaps a bigger man, sane, would never question such a question?
Assumption. Why would you say that?
Is death a fall from greatness?
Does everyone that falls die? Or only some? Or none?
Is greatness within our world, where everything is meant to be held together?
Why does being held together have to equate to greatness? And what/who is holding it together? And why? Why does that matter to you? Can you do anything about it either way?
Is it my mind alone that understands?
Why do you think your mind does understand at all? You questions seem to say you don't understand it at all. But does that even matter?
Is the past created as an explanation of the present?
Maybe the present is here to help understand the past? And/or prepare for the future?
Was it always just me?
If you're alone, how can it not be just you?
Jesus Christ the savior of world?
Why does that matter if you're alone?

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