If you don’t consistently put good things into your brain, then confusion and lies will clog it up, and they are incredibly hard to get out. Information is a never ending battle: we must be ever vigilant to what we put into our own heads because if we are intellectually lazy, there is a much less likely chance of us understanding anything about the world that we live in, and we will constantly be walking around, observing miseries, and questioning “Why? Why?”, because we didn’t take the time to put good information into our heads earlier on with which we could recall and make associations about the world that we live in and then we could use logic to understand things more clearly and take more appropriate actions.
Without logic, our actions are meaningless, and we will have no idea what we are doing, and confusion will be our companion instead of reason.
Reason is all around us, whether we realize it or not. It is everywhere: it is unavoidable. Why some people accept it while others don’t, especially on very simple issues, is one of the mysteries of the universe that I’m sure I will stew over for a while (stop telling me to “not think about it and just have fun” because thinking IS my fun. I know that a lot of people don’t understand that, but it’s true).
I have spent my whole life wondering why some people are less intelligent than others (as have many others), and I honestly do not know. But those people are no excuse for the rest of us not being able to learn. This is why individual liberty is so important: I have the right to learn even if others do not value education as much as I do.
As I’ve stated before, learning and writing are as natural to me as breathing, and I see a lot of people that say things like “I forgot what I learned in school” and then they complain about how terrible their life is. Would reason not be an appropriate facility to use in this circumstance? Why your life is so terrible? Instead, I see people using faulty logic and their lives get more and more terrible. It seems to me that logic dictates that we must use logic if we wish to understand issues.
There is much vilification of science and logic and reason from religious enthusiasts, and sadly, the only way for these people to break through from this is for God to reveal the truth to them, which I am hopeful of, but in the meantime, the Bible is right: there will be misery in our lives as long as we are here, because of the things that people such as the religious enthusiasts do. There is far too much to discuss to put into this article, but I’m sure I will think about it for a couple of years and then write an article about the subject.
Logic gets a bad rap because of simple things like “Well you can’t see and measure God, so that means science is a lie.” Well, you see, this is one instance where it is important to understand why logic is so important. That is faulty logic. It’s based on the fear of God, but it does not make sense for science to be evil simply because we can measure it but we can’t measure God. I don’t understand how science, which can make our lives happier, is evil, but God, who can also make our lives happier, is good. This is where lies start to entangle truth and make it hard to understand what is true and what is false. Only a divine revelation can explain to us what is true and what is false, and this is why I think that logic is so important. I think that logic is truly divine, in that it explains to us what truths are in the truest sense of the meaning of the word “truth.”
Once again, why some people are not capable of learning certain things or accepting certain truths and do not value learning, I do not know. But I do know that if I am to understand anything about the universe, as is the case for anyone else, then I must value my own education and I must use logic to obtain these truths because logic is as true as can be.
How we know something to be logical when something else is not, and how we can tell if someone isn’t using logic despite the fact that they say they are are topics for many other articles down the road, but I do know that if there are any logical statements to be had in the universe (as I know there are plenty), then we must accept these and use these, and I believe that because these things are so true and so helpful, that we must use our learning and education to learn about more of the logic truths that are in the universe that we might not quite be aware of so that we can add these to our repertoire as well, and our lives will only benefit because of the things that we can learn by using the infinite amount of logic that is out there and is only yet waiting to be discovered.
But we can do none of this if we do not learn, and people will not learn if they do not want to learn. Why I value education while others don’t is a big mystery of the universe, but Ido know that if I don’t value my education, I will not learn, and because I value understanding, I must value my education. Why I value education and why others don’t are subjects for many other articles, but if you want to have any understanding of the universe (as many people say they do as evidenced by all of the questions they ask, which is a good thing), you must do two things: you must accept logic, and you must value your own education enough to learn.
My biggest fear is getting older and to stop learning, like many adults do that never cared about school and just stop learning altogether. That is my biggest fear, and sometimes, it feels like one of those “inevitabilities” that adults talk about, but I’m not quite sure if all of these adults are truthful, despite their good intentions. This is one thing that I want to learn about, and one of the (I would guess to be) infinite number of reasons as to why education and logic are so vitally important if we are going to be happy. Perhaps some people can be happy without those things, but I look at all of the things that these two things can do for people and see that it can grant them happiness, whether or not they realize it (for instance, computers are logic machines, and it required some type of understanding to piece them together, and once that was done, happiness was had by all that use computers), so I know that for at least me personally, my happiness will not come unless I am allowed to use logic for all of the learning that I want to obtain in the world, and I think that many others could follow suit because although it could be argued that “ignorance is bliss”, I know this isn’t true for me because I love education so much, and I would imagine that if more people started following down my path, they would be pleasantly surprised at the things that they learned as well.
So if I can get people to love this as much as I do, that would be a good thing, even though this is not my ultimate cause. My ultimate cause is to learn for myself because it makes me happy, but logic dictates that there are only so many things you can do after you learn something, and one of those things is to share it with the world, which is what I’m doing. Whether or not people care is their own decision, but that is not why I am doing this. I am doing this for my own benefit and because I love it as much as anyone could love anything in the world, and if there is someone else in the world either like that that is reading this or if reading this causes someone else to be like that, that would be a great accomplishment indeed.