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Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson

Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson

Update: 2021-02-2324
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In the grand scheme of history, modern reality is a bizarre exception when compared to the worlds of ancient, precolonial and Indigenous civilizations, where myths ruled and gods roamed, says historian Greg Anderson. So why do Westerners today think they're right about reality and everybody else is wrong? Anderson tears into the fabric of objective reality to reveal the many universes that lie beyond -- and encourages a healthy reimagining of what other possible ways of being human could look like.
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N Makwana

Interesting talk. I would add that the ancient way of life is not so ancient. Plenty of cultures still subscribe to similar values today. In Hinduism, there are a multitude of deities who form a very personal part of peoples day to day lives. Other Asian cultures have influences of this too...from Japan's Shinto traditions to Theravada Buddhist traditions across SE Asia.

Mar 1st
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Adekunle Ademola

If thier olden gods and mother were apparently sustainable and good, then why did it fail and apparently still failing(dying) How did the first thinkers think of a different mindset from living with the universe This gave birth to the motherland, and if she can give birth to us... Can we also give birth to her Still got lots of questions

Feb 28th
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Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson

Why there's no such thing as objective reality | Greg Anderson

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