Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Seeing Is Believing

"seeing is believing" is an aphorism that certainly sounds innocuous. It's popularly believed among engineers, especially those fro Anglo countries and in the computer industry. But what does it really mean? When you analyze it, it's pretty fucking vile. it means everyone else's words and experiences can and should be dismissed entirely. They should be disbelieved. Why? Because they aren't you.

Seeing is believing is solipsistic bullshit which says only the narcissist exists and only the narcissist is important. It doesn't matter if a million other people saw something, THEY aren't YOU and only YOU matter. Seeing is believing just sounds innocuous because it universalizes solipsistic narcissism by claiming that EVERYONE is and should be a narcissist. That narcissism is the standard of normal behavior. Something that makes it even more vile and corrosive.

So no, seeing is not believing to anyone who deserves to live.

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