I'm actually licking your
computer screen, right now.
"A human being is a part of the whole
called by us universe,
a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself,
his thoughts and feelings
as something separated
from the rest,
a kind of optical delusion
of his consciousness
is a kind of prison for us,
to our personal desires
and to affection
for a few persons nearest to us.
task must be
to free ourselves from this prison
by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature .
- Albert Einstein
So, what did old Al mean by this, exactly?
What is this "delusion" he's talking about?
How is it a kind of "prison" for us?
How do we accomplish the "task"
of freeing ourselves from the "prison"?
What? I've got a job?
This sounds like a job
for your valiant, brave, loveable, huggable
So here, for your pleasure,
is a shot at it:
Maybe he's talking about
"The Radical Hypothesis":
That although we all act like we know who we are . . .
we actually don't.
Ooohh, Trinity. Hubba hubba!
In a way, it almost seems like
he could be talking about
But . . .
what is "The Matrix"?
- but seeing how the movie wasn't really out yet when Al was around,
maybe he's talking about
that old age concept of something called "ego" . . .
What do you think?
Talk about it: