Reflection 217: Book Excerpts 29-31

April 18, 2011

Copyright © 2011 by Steve Perrin

From KNOW THYSELF: Adventures in Getting to Know My Own Mind by Steve Perrin. Available on

29. By nature, I am an inquirer, full of curiosity about what lies beyond the next turn in the road. I hate to turn back before exploring every nook and shadow of a new landscape. I was born asking questions, and will die with the phrase, “What next?” on my lips. (Introduction, p. xxiii.)

30. Out of seven billion human minds on Earth, only one is available for me to explore—should I choose to do so. If I choose not to examine that one, I remain ignorant about any and all minds, and about humanity in general. (Introduction, p. xxiii.)

31. Consciousness is prime, with any sense of the surrounding world amounting to a construct of the only mind I have any reliable access to. My world is of my making and interpre-tation. How I go about making my personal world is the true subject matter of these thoughts. (Introduction, p. xxiii-xxiv.)



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