Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We Change

I believe what I believe, today.  That's all I know to say.  I don't know of anyone, no matter how unchanging they seem to be, that has not changed something they believe since I have known them.  Maybe there are some things they would never change, say a core belief or set of beliefs, but we, all of us, are changing... constantly.

Every new piece of information we obtain changes us slightly.  You can't remain unchanged, no matter how hard you try.  Your mind wraps itself around new ideas and morphs your current beliefs to fit. 

Much like the process that alters the way we pronounce words, our ideas and beliefs change, as well.  Time takes away small particles of thought and tell us the thoughts are the same; they are not.  There is a slight difference, that, through repeated generation of the thought, erodes it into a completely different thought.  Still, we think we are thinking the same thing we thought all those thoughts ago.  We're not.  We're saying a word that sounds nothing like it did... and it makes no sense, though we believe it does.

No matter how closed minded you try to be, the electrons spinning and whirring around the atoms in your brain change you.  They open you up, unwillingly, to new thoughts and ideas.  Even the most brainwashed person is changed by time and the laws of physics.

We see patterns in everything, and, while the laws governing the construction of those patterns hold firm for what may seem an eternity, the patterns change.  The point of observation changes.  The frame holding it all together may change.  It may all collapse and be subject to new laws which may have always existed but have never been called on to present themselves.