Arrogance, is not a good quality. Unfortunately, when you go deep enough, all humans are, to an extent, arrogant. The arrogance breeding from the belief that they have the capability to understand everything.
I do not state facts here but merely put forth reasons that more or less, vaguely, points out that we don’t have the capability for eternal understanding. As such, this post is assumed to be controversial. You may voice your opinion without being offended.
We believe that there is nothing beyond certain fundamental beliefs that we hold dear. One such belief is the concept of creation. Many of us believe that for something to be in existence, it has to come from something else. Like the concept of “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another”. Sometimes we take that concept, and go with it to the extreme end. To the supreme power of creation and question that power’s existence. The arrogance of thinking that you have the capability to figure everything out, is what comes into play there.
I mean, the words, languages and thoughts we have are incomplete. It is not so hard to understand that. I don’t know if the following analogy will clarify my point, but let’s see. Consider that we are making robots. The ideas and knowledge that we feed them defines their understanding. They can reach at logical conclusions based on their observations. However, whatever they have, they are never going to understand what ‘intuition’ is. As much as you improve your robot into being a human, you never are going to get a perfect human robot.
I’m not comparing God and humans on the basis of being a creator. What I’m implying is that what we humans know, are things that are fathomable to us. That does not mean there is nothing else that we cannot understand. After some point, faith comes into play. That is what the essence of this post is. At some point or the other, you’ve got to have a blind belief because the things we perceive are within a framework that we have. A framework containing physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, astronomy, etc. Is it so hard for you to make yourself believe that there are things other than all these? All we know regarding those things are that we can refer to them by the word ‘other’. We cannot even start to imagine in what form or nature the ‘others’ are.
I’m one who believes that there are no “one solution fits all” method for anything in the world. Some people say that they always have to be happy, some say they always have to be optimistic, some say you should never ever give up. I’m not saying these are wrong. What I’m saying is that there are specific areas that these are applicable to. As such, when one point is reached, I’m ready to give myself up and submit to faith.
If you were able to get my drift, then do leave your thoughts.