since ive already written a lotta serious posts, heres one thats on the lighter side...
it is an intellectual fallacy to believe that knowledge is gained by experience. infact there is really no substitute for a superior imagination. the predicament with imagination is that the word has lost its meaning and has become synonymous with neverneverland. a good imagination does not mean you should be able to concoct a world like potters, what it really means is that you should be able to manipulate(in ur mind) your surroundings in a way that is/may be possible.
empiricism only puts a barrier to the working of your mind. for instance, while playing chess i cant say if a certain move of mine would evoke a certain response which i want to avoid. and i definitely cant try it out, on the basis of chance, just to experience what my opponent does. the problems only get bigger when we move from the chess board to the planet. basically, if i havent experienced a situation before, reasoning takes priority.
humans are designed to reason but it is also quite easy to develop and maintain an erroneous perception. when somebody shares a profound theory we tend to agree with the person(a good reason for people remembering so many quotes by eminent people). its not true just because someone else is saying it!the craving to think 'out of the box' has left people not thinking at all...for u dont need to think out of the box, u just need to think!!!!....the concept of pragmatism is also quite absurd. how are we to know what knowledge would be of what use at what time....complex nos which were supposed to be useless at their initial stages provide beautiful solutions to a range of problems.
to finish this post all i have to ask u is-- are u one of those who believe that what u r is decided by what uve experienced?moulded by ur surroundings?the effect of a sequence of events...the whole cause and effect in my life BS?....because as far as i can remember we have changed our surroundings to what we desired...dont be the effect, be the cause...dont try thinking different---think!
PS-harry was just hallucinating, but hes ok now!!!! :P