The eye is powerful for it captures reality for us and the image it creates then becomes our “reality.” But the “reality” thus captured is only a snapshot and is not actually “reality.” Here is a short video clip which vividly illustrates the illusory nature of what our eyes capture. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr6VawX2nr4)
Now the impact of this approach is not that the “snap shots” that we live by, which compose our reality, are unimportant. We can’t live and function without this composite snapshot we carry with us each day, a template through which we see the world. But this insight does help us to see that from time to time we can back off a bit with what we “think” we see and be less certain about making pronouncements about it. In other words, we can be a little more humble.
Technically, a further qualification is in order. The “eye”…
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2 Replies to “The “Gaze” Captures and Can Kill.”
Descartes’, “I think therefore I am.”, is expanded to, What I am thinking is who I become.
I understood from the lrigiray quote that others looking us create an image of us that becomes us so much so that we are an idea or impression and not even a material, corporeal body.