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link with essay on smaller or more far away

The theory that you are actually ducking huge- that the phone I’m typing on right now is bigger than the sun, clbrcause uts closer to me and my p respective

If you take yourself as the biggest thing in the universe - your sense of self, then it brings about the idea that anything closer to you is actually huge. - the format of the essay can actually be how this is perceptibly true of how things that are closer to you are bigger, but they actually aren’t. - that things are what they seem. But they are actually not.

But this may not be about truth at all.

If you take yourself as the Big Bang- you’re sense of self may the source of universe- or the origin. So your hand that is in front of you may be bigger than Jupiter.

When you actually experience this sensation- it can feel weird

This changes the conversation. This changes everything. When you look at your loved ones and you’re embracing them and making love to them, that LITERALLUY IS one of the most divine things ever, because THEY LITERALLY ARE THE BIGGEST AND GREATEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

This actually solves many dilemmas like “we are just one planet in an infinite sea of planets”, “a small speck in the galaxy”,

No, our earth is literally the BIGGEST thing from our perspective.

Wow wait, this leads to geocentricism….

The idea of a “center” has always been a strange concept:

If the moon rotates around the earth...

If earth and the other planets rotate around the sun…

If the sun rotates around some greater system (reference YouTube video I remember watching of the actual spiral rotation of the orbital system”

  • What if there an infinite series of rotational nests?\
  • Is there a finite, end center?
  • Or does it create a closed loop? Where eventually you find that you come back to the first object that is the center of the last system….being the self?
  • What if from the perspecitive of every point of a spiral, everything is rotating around it

Perceptivity vs objectivity.

The. Idea of a sound getting softer vs. farther away - is it the same thing? Perceptivity.

Intuitivition tuning that we tell ourselves over time that our rains are wrong and that planes actually are huge not small.

Put visuals.

Simply different mode of looking at the world - not necessarily more correct.

Adaptability.

You can choose the size. You c

So the conventional way of measuring a meter, size, etxx is a system that we build that is useful for us, not necessarily what is actually rue.

Mention optics for sure and the brain anyhow it does so many things to help you survive.

Evolutionary truth is maladaptive - as sam Harris says, that the way we perceive the world is maladatptive to what’s real. Because looking ast the world where everything around you is actually big might be maladaptive, a you may not be able to maneuver.

Here’s another angle- you can’t experiemce that Jupiter is greater than your hand- it’s as if reality is almost the opposite of what you experience- and the goal of all endeavors is to overcome this egocentricity

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as i play catan in ravi/jordan's place - holding and playing with the small road piece/ it's so small, and if it was any smaller i'd be disinterested. in some sense because i am small, i am granted the interest to play with this piece of wood.

maybe god made itself small because if it was so grand, then everything would be so small and pale in comparison- so maybe it would get bored .

but again...what is big and what is small...the small road piece is actually huge. relative to itself it's the biggest thing ever. the idea of big and small crumbles with the philosophy and idea that size is simply a perspective. jupiter isn't actually bigger than earth.

that is to say, the position of where you are in the universe affects the conditions of the surrounding objects. position affects the instrinsic nature of things. as you get closer to something, it gets bigger.

yes, if you stand equidistant between earth and jupiter- jupiter may be bigger- perhaps by that metric jupiter is bigger- if all else is equal- if position and observation measurement are the same, then jupiter would be bigger, perhaps that's how we measure if something is bigger...

but things aren't like that. as a matter of experience, earth is bigger than jupiter right now because i am on earth.

perhaps that's why rulers exist, because it follows an abstract universal standard of measurement.

equidistance is key...standing equally between earth and jupiter...that is to say, a universal perception between jupiter and earth...interesting...

if all perspectives shared a universal perspective we could then map out what is big and small then...

that's the key then..the overcoming of solipsistic conclusions - egocentricity - "my eyes see a flat land, i don't see curves, therefore earth is flat"..

because to me my sense of self is the biggest thing there is..

but...

to everyone else, their sense of self is the biggest thing to them too..

is there a paradox here?

even a hair difference is a significant difference, for each piece of hair has millions of par to does in it. who is anyone to say a piece of hair is small and jupiter is big? for each entity is an entire universe with its own system of existence, a harmony of different entities working to produce an existence of an entity. is there truly a big or a small?

as you keep zooming in to one thing, you'll find how there's an entire universe within seemingly small things. a whole world of amazing things

to sriram- example you gave about the butterfly taking a shit being as important as world war 2 is also about another essay idea i feel- importance of one thing vs. another - scaling importance etc

diff essay:

As something approaches you, is it getting closer to you, or is it just getting bigger? As a sound fades away, is it getting softer or is it getting farther away? Is there a difference from an experience (subjective) point of view ?

what is the difference between the big screen the cinema and holding your phone up close and seeing...perhaps in strict “size” there isn't..but there is a signature that is different..a certain ambiance...energy...space...mystery

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and thus the universe, or existence, has been the same size forever.

room universe - love this phrase. maybe maybe a new essay.

like when i stare up into the night time sky and into the universe/ cosmos the stars are actually ACTUALLY small white dots, not big things far away. it's a scary realization. and so the universe is actually super tiny. or that objects around me are big etc smaller or more far away_ @far

copied from evernote (need to see evernote for potentially more notes);

If you take yourself as the biggest thing in the universe - your sense of self, then it brings about the idea that anything closer to you is actually huge. - the format of the essay can actually be how this is perceptibly true of how things that are closer to you are bigger, but they actually aren’t. - that things are what they seem. But they are actually not.

But this may not be about truth at all.

If you take yourself as the Big Bang- you’re sense of self may the source of universe- or the origin. So your hand that is in front of you may be bigger than Jupiter.

When you actually experience this sensation- it can feel weird

This changes the conversation. This changes everything. When you look at your loved ones and you’re embracing them and making love to them, that LITERALLUY IS one of the most divine things ever, because THEY LITERALLY ARE THE BIGGEST AND GREATEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

This actually solves many dilemmas like “we are just one planet in an infinite sea of planets”, “a small speck in the galaxy”,

No, our earth is literally the BIGGEST thing from our perspective.

Wow wait, this leads to geocentricism….

The idea of a “center” has always been a strange concept:

If the moon rotates around the earth...

If earth and the other planets rotate around the sun…

If the sun rotates around some greater system (reference YouTube video I remember watching of the actual spiral rotation of the orbital system”

  • What if there an infinite series of rotational nests?\
  • Is there a finite, end center?
  • Or does it create a closed loop? Where eventually you find that you come back to the first object that is the center of the last system….being the self?
  • What if from the perspecitive of every point of a spiral, everything is rotating around it

Perceptivity vs objectivity.

The. Idea of a sound getting softer vs. farther away - is it the same thing? Perceptivity.

Intuitivition tuning that we tell ourselves over time that our rains are wrong and that planes actually are huge not small.

Put visuals.

Simply different mode of looking at the world - not necessarily more correct.

Adaptability.

You can choose the size. You c

So the conventional way of measuring a meter, size, etxx is a system that we build that is useful for us, not necessarily what is actually rue.

Mention optics for sure and the brain anyhow it does so many things to help you survive.

Evolutionary truth is maladaptive - as sam Harris says, that the way we perceive the world is maladatptive to what’s real.  Because looking ast the world where everything around you is actually big might be maladaptive, a you may not be able to maneuver.

Here’s another angle- you can’t experiemce that Jupiter is greater than your hand- it’s as if reality is almost the opposite of what you experience- and the goal of all endeavors is to overcome this egocentricity