Self Experiment #8?

As I have not numbered all of them I am guessing, but I think this is number 8.

Anyway here it is: I will go into the world today with the attitude that I am the only unenlightened person on earth, as if I was an alien learning how to be in this world. So in effect, everyone I meet will be my teacher and every experience will be a learning experience. I will ask many questions to clarify the hows and whys and question silently the significance of simple actions, both my own and those of others.

I will be asking myself, “What is the significance of this?” and listening carefully to thoughts and feelings of others, who will be my teachers and remain open to what I can learn from them. I will also be patient of my mistakes as I am just a novice and bound to stumble now and then.

What is the purpose? I want to experience the world with wonder and innocence, to find some aspects I might be missing that are being blocked by cynical attitudes, preconceptions, and prejudice. Maybe I will learn from people and experiences I would generally overlook as mundane or uninteresting. I go forth today with the attitude that the whole world is my teacher, and I, the ignorant and humble student eagerly attentive to all of it’s lessons.

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2 Responses to Self Experiment #8?

  1. Narnie says:

    It may be my state of mind but – blimey – this really touched a nerve with me. I don’t pre-judge or put preconceptions on things and boy! sometimes I get it really wrong but, y’know, everyone/everything needs that first moment of innocent trust to have any chance at all.

  2. randomyriad says:

    I agree, but since every weekday I go into an office full of stressed out overworked people, whose vision is narrowed to such a shallow focus that they can’t see a good thing unless they can document it, I have developed defenses and walls in order to get through the day without having a nervous breakdown. I have decided to try some other techniques, which had mixed results as you can see in the next post. By the way I love my job, and the people I work with and for, which only makes it more difficult in a way.

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