Teaching is easy. You just tell people stuff. Teaching all of your students effectively on the other hand can be a monumentally difficult task. As a relatively uneducated, unseasoned teacher I find teaching people that learn fast to be the most satisfying, but that’s because it’s easy. Teaching the slower learners and those that aren’t as adept at taking on new ideas is very challenging and sometimes frustrating.
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So, one of the biggest questions in philosophy I think is What is reality?
I’ve always been of the mind that reality is whatever we perceive it to be, and there are a lot of others that would agree with me on that. But I no longer know if I can totally accept that because I think that I have experienced pure cognition without perception in a meditative state. I don’t actually think what I just described is possible, but regardless it seems to me that I achieved this. Were it true that I achieved this state of pure cognition then I would have to extricate perception from a necessary definition of reality. In a way this would be exciting, the idea of pure consciousness has long evaded many philosophers and psychologists, it could implicate a frightening irrealis with regards to how we fundamentally think about existence.
On another note, losing grip on reality isn’t a plus for ones psychological health. Anytime I stop moving I start feeling lost. Maybe it’s the genetic wanderlust my family instilled in me combined with my inquisitive and explorative nature.