AN INFERIOR MIND CANNOT EVALUATE A SUPERIOR MIND.
Imagine that you are a big game hunter and you have hunted all of the deadliest animals all over the earth and you want an animal that will challenge you and give you a thrill. You have hunted grizzly, great white shark, and rhinoceros. You decide to hunt the man eater, the Bengal tiger. For a year you stalk this wraith never catching sight of one, it imagines to allude you. Determined to succeed or at least to have an interaction with the creature you redouble your effort. Convinced that you have the drop on the creature you slide into position and raise your rifle, suddenly you hear a low guttural vibration, not even a growl, just a little noise to let you know it is right behind your ear. Not until that moment do you realize that you were hunting a creature that was smarter than yourself.
For the sake of the story the tiger is made smarter, but in actuality it is probably just the better hunter. I was trying to illustrate a point however.
There is a similar concept in comparing different types of minds. A plane can only know a sphere as circles. At the first introduction and the last contact the plane would know the sphere as a point that expands and then retracts and then disappears, but the plane could never know anything about the SPHERENESS of the sphere. It could only evaluate the circleness of the sphere. You can’t comprehend a mind greater than your own unless you become equal to that mind or superior to it.
To put it another way, what can the plane know about the coneness of the cone? The cone can grasp the planeness of the plane, but the reverse cannot happen.
The reason I began to ponder this is because I am constantly the subject of scrutiny and judgments and attacks by people who can’t understand me and are not inclined to do so. I understand them, and they understand their own perspective, but they do not know that I understand their perspective and they are not capable of understanding my own, not because I am concealing it, but because they are not capable of grasping it. They presuppose the superiority of their opinion without testing it, and they start to attack, they don’t use Socratic dialogue or scientific method, we don’t have experiments, they just begin attacking, and not until the end do they realize that they never had a chance, they never saw me coming, I wasn’t even on their radar…
Everybody bets against me.
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