The debt clock we see often lately is part of the media shell game that those who control us play.
Who are "those"? The wealthy and powerful corporacrats?
We the people are "those" ... each of us is exactly alike in what we can do, either right or wrong .... yet we do not harness OUR ability and the focus necessary to use OUR knowledge to achieve good outcomes.
Our lack of concentration on facts is a severe limiting factor when it comes to educating ourselves.
We perceive that "what we perceive" also limits what we can know.
BUT what limits our knowledge is our perception.
What humans often are considered valid outcomes are self-enabled opinions that we each personally view as desirable.
Enablements are self generated and generated by human society as a whole.
We humans each have absolute control over what we can personally enable and to lessor degrees what we can individually enable for others.
Voting for example enables a plurality to make the decisions for each and all of us.
We attempt to select from among us those fellow humans who are perceived to be most like us when it comes to enablements.
One of the most fundamental enablements is food or nutrition and water.
Food and water are the biological fuel our bodies need to function.
Humans should measure outcomes based on what is real rather than what is desired. Control is the implicit acknowledgement that we have no control in reality.
Ultimately we humans control nothing. Time is life's enabler ... and over time certain natural events occur and reoccur - some of these events create living organisms. Cancer for example is actually an event we have not disabled yet ... although we know much more about what enables cancer.
WE humans still don't have the self-control to prevent us from destroying our bodies in order to prolong our lives.
Other external natural factors pre-empt anything humans can do practically.
There is much more talk of asteroids lately - yet what does an asteroid weigh? If weightless in space can we steer asteroids like a roped horse ... ?
I say this to illustrate how unlimited thought can be and that their are no boundaries to knowledge.
Fiction is merely non-fiction that has yet to be understood. Thoughts are valueless vapor when not preserved.
That is why we write, take pictures and in modern times rely more and more on computers.
One fiction that we have made non-fiction is war.
While the outcomes of the act of war are real they are not knowledge - war is a repetition of history.
History is a double edged sword that on one hand provides us with emperical knowledge and on the other justifies our repetition of historical events.
History prevents us from making progress.
America for example is held back by history ... which can be contained within a nation a planet a family or a neighborhood to name just a few. ...
OUR minds contain history which we call memories. However those memories can be deceiving and often false.
History does not repeat itself ... humans repeat history.
We each perceive ourselves within the context of one another. Those who do not conform to this conventional wisdom are considered outcasts or abnormal.
I strive to be one of those abnormal human beings.
I seek to learn what knowledge does not yet exist.
Sadly I am failing miserably to self-realize. I cannot distance myself enough from the contraints of our existence and what surrounds us.
Yet I know the knowledge that is unknown is infintely greater than the knowledge we are aware of.
Of this I am certain.
Knowledge is infinitely beyond our comprehension.