Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The memory museum

Everybody is paranoid. Not just those who think there is a conspiracy afoot, such as a small group of men who are pulling the strings behind world events. No, we are all delusionally paranoid. We see a network of causes and effects around us without any evidence whatsoever that these are real. All that is propping them up is our belief in them. We think we are where we are today because of where we were yesterday. Nonsense. There is no evidence the past causes the future. If anything, the future causes the past. Remembering yesterday is an archaeological maneuver that results in an excavation which we put in a mental museum. The shards of memory exhibited there caused nothing. We caused them.

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