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On the topic of not casting stones…

We are free to judge but not free from judgement.

Beyond the most broad brushstrokes of inductive intuition, we should never assume anything about others’ thoughts or intentions and yet find ourselves quite naturally predisposed by endemically limited information to do precisely this.

A corollary assumption being that not only are the assumptions we make as essentially and irreducibly metaphysical assertions regarding others most likely incorrect, our assumptions regarding ourselves must remain similarly opaque for what must ultimately unveil themselves as aligned reasons.

The epistemological void of Others and a world that lies in some sense “beyond” experience or knowledge is indistinguishable and arguably identical to that enigmatically intractable logical tesseract of problematic self-reference, incompleteness, undecidability and uncertainty that also inhabits us as an arc and trajectory of subjective individuation in (or as) a language and logic of ordered cognition.

This represents a form of philosophical doubt that, were we ever (as a species) able to get over the hurdle of associated disbelief that binds us as often and as much to foundationally fictional systems of belief as to at least partially fictional selves, suggests that what we do not – perhaps can never – know of either ourselves or others is much less a constraint, much more an aperture of endlessly-extensible growth, creativity and living freedom in self-discovery.

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