But, we must be read from the same page if we are to speak of the same topic.TimeSeeker wrote: ↑Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:30 pmThey are? You don't need to assume anything if you have data. Even a rough approximation are more useful than a thumbsuck.
And we live in a world where data is a Google away so you have very few excuses to rely on assumptions. Even when errors are inconsequential. It just encourages sloppy thinking.
I seriously disagree
The topic in principle is understanding prior to action.
This is possible.
In fact, the capacity relieves us of the tedium of making mistakes such as crashing cars, ruining lives through stupid actions, etc.
The topic is not action based on understanding.
It’s not even action.
It’s thought, prior to action.
Thus your premise, that assumption is the mother of all f****ps, assumes that there are right thoughts, and there are wrong thoughts.
You are correct.
In fact there are right thoughts, and wrong thoughts.
But, what makes a thought right or wrong?
Action. That’s what.
And thought influences action.
Think bad, and bad is what you get.
But, this topic is not about action.
It’s about thought prior to action.
It’s not about right and wrong.
It’s not about thinking the wrong thought, because a wrong thought has no consequences until it is transferred into the body realm.
This need not happen, btw.
One need not fear wrong thoughts, as with wrong action.
Because action is not involved, in other words, because one is not working with heavy machinery as was initially explained, then the mind is unbound to think, to not think, to enjoy, to travel lightly, to be as free as it was meant to be, to be free of the known and discover.
So, what is this thought upon which to agree if advancing to the next logical step is to be possible?
That thought is: assumption is necessary for understanding, and assumption is not action.
Perhaps if you understand the preamble, then the mists have cleared, you see the light, and both the vehemence and the disagreement have disappeared from the eye tic.
If not, make it worth my while.