24 Jan The Way Of The Way 91
We always experience reality via our senses but we rarely do.
According to Wikipedia, “an illusion is a distortion of the senses, which can reveal how the human brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Although illusions distort our perception of reality, they are generally shared by most people.”
Illusions shared by many reinforce our individual perception of illusions as reality.
Reality is all there is, yet it is scarce in a world of mass shared illusions.
Independent thinking dispenses with illusions. However, fear of exclusion from groups sharing illusions keeps us from thinking independently.
Eccentrics, essentially those who are ex-centric (ex (meaning, out of) centric) in their thinking, are independent thinkers. Eccentrics see the illusionary thinking of others as ridiculously funny.