Thursday, March 08, 2007

Reality and Memory

The truest statement I have read all day.
"Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened."
-Chuck Klosterman

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess you didn't read much today then. lol.

unmoderatemike said...

it's not about the good that you do, but how good you look when you do it.

Anonymous said...

jesus has returned!
HERE

Paul & Wanda Moores said...

Ummm, OK. Perception is reality, but isn't truth TRUTH? Don't you find so many of your posts are reduced to "What is truth?"

jeremy postal said...

"Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened."

Consider though, Paul, that life is rarely lived under the pretense of truth...when it comes to our memory/history what we believe to be true generally is what is true whether or not it is/was reality.

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And yes, now that I think about it, probably many of these posts can be reduced back to 'what is truth?' Maybe I need a new question hey? Something like "why truth?"

z said...

If life is about what we think happened than building strong relationships means trying to understand what other people think is happening. This doesn't mean always agree, but always acknowledge and respect new perspectives.

z said...

To add to that quote life is also about what we imagine could have happened.

z said...

To add to that quote life is also about what we imagine could have happened.

Anonymous said...

Life is about preparation for eternity.

jeremy postal said...

I am pretty certain there is more to life then just preparing for eternity...