In Case of Broken World View, Read This
Q: What is it like to have your world view completely disproven?
A: Responses will vary. Here are a number of possible outcomes (by no means meant to be comprehensive):
- You will proceed on as if nothing happened.
- You will have a strong emotional reaction, double down and remain steadfast that the debunking is flawed.
- You will respond with a variety of arguments. All of your so-called logical arguments will be critically flawed and easily classified as a fallacies. All of your rhetorical arguments will be baseless.
- You will pause, acknowledge the error in your view, and continue on operating as you always have.
- You will pause, acknowledge that your actions made in the context of your worldview amount to sin, that we are all hopeless sinners, pray forgiveness, seek to atone.
- You will pause, acknowledge that your actions made in the context of your worldview amount to sin, that we are all hopeless sinners. But you realize that doing this is just clinging to your disproven worldview. You feel a deep sense of loss, disorientation, and a feeling like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you.
- You achieve satori and start over, knowing that the mind is the deceiver, and is most potent as a negative force the further you remain outside of the present moment (i.e. disconnected from the world such that your world view is entirely constructed of secondary, terciary, ideas you have formed about the world). And you remember, this too is a world view, shake it off, and surrender.
- You have your morning tea/coffee/something and feel a sense of gratitude that as the world crumbles, as our bodies deteriorate, as our minds accumulate erroneous patterns, we have opportunities for contentment and that it was nice that you caught it early this morning.