There are absolutely no Absolutes!
That’s okay you can call me what you want and yet I will try to explain my point of view.
ABSOLUTE – Definition (Partial)
1 Not qualified or diminished in any way; total
2 A value or principle which is regarded as universally valid or which may be viewed without relation to other things
Most of know how the term absolute is used so I don’t need to put down every definition for it.
Anyway when we use the term absolute what we are saying is that this is a definitive reason given.
For the majority, all right 99.9%, of people absolutely believe that 2 + 2 = 4, always has and always will.
But are you so sure that this is always the case?
When you walk up to an adult, or anyone that has been to school and studied math, and ask them what 2 + 2 equals they generally will answer 4, since that is what they have been taught.
My question is, If a person has not been taught something and they do not know about it then is it still an absolute?
For you it is but for the other person it is not.
The term absolute can only be applied to a specific instance and not in general sort of way.
Nothing is absolutely identical, close and an approximate copy, but not identical.
No two outcomes can be absolutely the same there will always be variants to some degree you just have to look a little closer.
You can use the term only in the context for a specific purpose and only at a specific time.
Rules are what are created and what we live by and apply most of the time but there are no hard and fast absolutes.
Okay so now all you are saying is that I am splitting hairs on how I view the subject!
And you are RIGHT!
This is what we do every day of our life we find an excuse to dodge a question, go over the speed limit, etc… we are splitting hairs a on almost every decision we make usually just so we can reinforce why we believe it to be so and not really looking into the subject. But i digress….
I am going back to what I said on my Home page that I don’t want to have absolutes stuck in my mind I want to think that there just might possibly be another way to think and do something differently.