To realize is to realize, 1.2.2

So in theory, there is no free will, because the future is already fixed, by the physical laws.

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However, even if we knew the exact physical laws, it would be still logically impossible to get all the data of the present state of the whole universe, because it is logically impossible for any observer to observe itself, with 100% details, directly. For example, no camera can take a picture of itself directly.

So “in practice”, which is actually also “in principle”, there is free will, because logically, no one can predict, with 100% accuracy, your future actions.

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In one logical sense, the future is already fixed, so there is no free will. In another logical sense, the future is fixed, but no observer can know that “fixed future” with 100% accuracy, so there is free will.

As a result, whether you label your actions are due to “free-will” or “not-free-will” has no real consequence. In other words, whether there is free will or not has no meaningful difference.

The difference that makes no difference makes no difference.

So you can actually transcend the free will problem altogether. You can just ignore it and live your life.

Or, you can somehow capitalize on this freedom of labelling your (future) life as either fixed or free, depending which label is more beneficial for you in a particular situation.

For example, when you are highly under pressure, you know that everything is fixed by the physical laws, from god’s point of view. When you are highly above pressure, you know that you are partially responsible for creating your own reality, because the future is not fixed for any one observer, for there is no “god’s point of view”.

You have the flexibility to label it in one way or another.

— Me@2021-05-07 10:27:04 PM

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2021.05.09 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

To realize is to realize, 1.2

For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

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The ultimate self-fulfilling prophecies:

1. free will or not

2. god or no god

3. afterlife or not

4. future spouse exists or not

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Why self-fulfilling?

1. free will or not

If we knew the exact physical laws and all the data of the present state of the universe, we would be able to predict, with 100% accuracy, the state of the universe at any future moment.

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In theory, the exact physical laws exist, whether we know them or not. Also, in theory, all the details of the present state of the universe exist, whether we know them or not.

So in theory, there is no free will, because the future is already fixed, by the physical laws.

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However, even if we knew the exact physical laws, it would be still logically impossible to get all the data of the present state of the whole universe, because it is logically impossible for any observer to observe itself directly. For example, no camera can take a picture of itself directly.

So “in practice”, which is actually “in theory”, there is free will, because logically, no one can predict, with 100% accuracy, your future actions.

— Me@2021-04-16 04:45:47 PM

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2021.04.16 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

To realize is to realize, 1.1

realize

1. (transitive) To become aware of

2. (formal, transitive) To make real

— Wiktionary

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Sometimes, just realization itself is already a realization.

Realization has two meanings.

Sometimes, when you realize something, you realize that something at that very moment.

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察覺

~ 實現

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For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

— Me@2021-02-19 06:32:05 AM

— Me@2021-03-02 04:39:33 PM

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2021.03.03 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Best 1.2

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The point is not to eliminate a risk, which is always impossible, but to minimize it, which is always possible.

— Me@2018-12-10 02:41:14 PM

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2018.12.17 Monday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Posted in OCD

講道理 

情緒病 2 | 不思考之道 6

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年紀漸長,我越來越覺得「(太)喜歡講道理」,或者「(太)喜歡聽道理」,是一種情緒病。

— Me@2012.02.14

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2018.11.01 Thursday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Posted in OCD

方法

不思考之道 5

方法

~ 思考的相反

~ 機械程序

— Me@2014.04.09 19.41.31

有方法

~ 不用思考

~ 可以立刻行動

— Me@2014-05-09 11:28:08 PM

2014.05.10 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Speaking 5.3

Think in English 5.3

4. 你會發現,你用英語思考時,速度遠低過用母語。那其實是好事,因為那會令你的思考,變得冷靜和清晰。

4.2 思考減慢的其中一個副作用是,我的失眠情況,舒緩了很多。

失眠的其中一個主要原因是,過度思考,腦子停不下來。

5. 你現在可以試一試,完全使用英文思考,會有怎樣的情況。

— Me@2014.03.18

2014.03.18 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Speaking 5.2

Think in English 5.2

4. 你會發現,你用英語思考時,速度遠低過用母語。那其實是好事,因為那會令你的思考,變得冷靜和清晰。

平日你說話時,即使用母語,有時會不暢順,主要的原因是,你企圖在同一秒中,講超過一個字。兩個字相撞,自然會阻礙說話的流程。那反而會大大減低,你說話的速度。

同理,平日你思想時,有時會不暢順,主要的原因是,你的腦海在同一秒中,彈超過一個意念出來。眾在意念相撞,自然會令你困擾不安,思想混亂。

但是,如果你要自己用英文來思考,因為英文不是你的母語,你的思想會被迫慢下來,眾多字眼只會逐一浮現,再多意念也不會同時彈出。那樣,你的思想會形成一條思路。你的混亂思想會立刻化成,有條理的思考。

我在 2009 年時,因為企圖繼續升學,所以需要報考 IELTS。因為再上一次報考英文的公開試,已經是在再十年前的事,即是 1999 年,所以,要我再準備一次,一個英文的公開試,我覺得十分煩擾。再加上,在以往每一次的英文公開試中,我的口語部分,都是僅僅合格,所以我格外擔心,在 IELTS 的口語部分,成績會過低,導致我的升學大計告吹。

我驚恐到在考試之前一個月,不敢用中文思考。我迫自己用英文思考,做成全天候練習英文的效果。練習了三個星期後,我發覺我的英文對話流利了,而中文(廣果話)反而退化了一點。那就證明我的計劃成功。

結果,我在 IELTS 口語部分的成績,不再是「僅僅合格」,而是「差一點滿分」。

— Me@2014.03.14

2014.03.14 Friday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

Infinite loop 2

Recursion 12.3 | Paradox 6 | Life as a recursion, 3

Paradox is due to the mixing of para-level (meta-level) and original level.

— Me@2012-09-29 02:22:14 PM

The mixing of levels creates a causal/reasoning loop, resulting an infinite long chain.

In short, infinite loop is due to mixing levels.

— Me@2012.10.15

If there is no progress or no terminating condition, a loop cannot stop.

With progress (change of some values of some variables), each iteration is different. In this sense, each iteration is at a different level.

Without progress, all iterations are at the same level, creating a mixing-level problem, aka “a paradox”.

— Me@2013-11-16 5:55 AM

Level 1: Life is a repetition.  /* an infinite loop */

Level 2: Life is an iteration.

Level 3: Life is a recursion.

— Me@2011.12.24

— Me@2013.11.16

2013.11.16 Saturday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

時間止血 1.4

止蝕 3.4 | 活在當下 4.4

這段改編自 2010 年 7 月 20 日的對話。

第二個層次,如果你要花時間後悔,就要後悔得有價值。如果一天遲了起牀,你就只用一分鐘的時間去後悔,檢討一下,當天為何會遲了起牀,從而避免因為再犯同一個錯誤,而導致再遲起。然後,立刻開始工作。

例如,你發覺今天早起不到,原來是因為昨夜太遲才睡。那樣,你就把這個錯誤寫在時間表中,提醒今晚的自己要早睡,從而提高明天成功早起的機會率。

第一天,你會因為錯失甲,導致遲起牀。那樣,你只要認清甲,就不會再犯。第二天,你會因為缺點乙,導致睡過頭。那樣,你只要了解乙,就不會重複。第三天,如此類推。逐漸地,你會越來越詳細地理解,一些支配自己思想和身體的自然定律。

第三個層次,你會感受到「知天命」,即是自己近乎完全掌握了那些,主宰自己心理和生理的人性通則。那就是你即將百分百解決,「不在預定時間起牀」的問題之時。

— Me@2013.06.19

2013.06.19 Wednesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK

時間止血 1.3

止蝕 3.3 | 活在當下 4.3

這段改編自 2010 年 7 月 20 日的對話。

你們在笑,即是有共鳴;有共鳴,即是你們都是那樣。

我在讀書時期,一直解決不了這個問題。直到大約 24 歲時,我才發現只要「活在當下」,就自動立刻打破,這個惡性循環。意思是,任何時刻,我只會想像,如何把握那一刻的時間。如果我遲了一個半小時才起牀,我也立刻開始我的工作。已經被我浪費掉的那一個半小時,我絲毫也不會去想。

那樣,我那天的時間損失,至多也只會是,那一個半小時。

正如,如果我流血,我第一步和唯一的一步需要做的,就是思考如何止血,然後立刻執行。為已流之血痛心,不單於事無補,還會令我損失更多的血液。

重點是,不要花時間,作無謂的內疚。你們笑得越大聲,越代表你們平時就是那樣,作無謂的內疚。

(HYC:我今早就是那樣。)

時常都是?

(TK:我這個星期的每一天,都是那樣。)

重點是,不要花時間,作無謂的後悔。那是很難做到的。試想想,我自己也要到 24 歲時,才可以百分之一百做得到。再想像,在 24 歲之前,我總共浪費了多少時間,錯失了多少機遇。

所以,以第一個層次來說,如果一天遲了起牀,你要若無其事地,立刻開始工作,從而為時間止血。

第二個層次,如果你要花時間後悔,就要後悔得有價值。如果一天遲了起牀,你就只用一分鐘的時間去後悔,檢討一下,當天為何會遲了起牀,從而避免因為再犯同一個錯誤,而導致再遲起。然後,立刻開始工作。

例如,你發覺今天早起不到,原來是因為昨夜太遲才睡。那樣,你就把這個錯誤寫在時間表中,提醒今晚的自己要早睡,從而提高明天成功早起的機會率。

— Me@2013.06.15

2013.06.16 Sunday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK