Conscientiousness Of Consciousness

Consciousness, a term brilliant scientists as well as divinely inspired artists have yet been able to define. Ones consciousness is a collection of experiences intertwined with knowledge steering our everyday lives. One is only equivalent to the experiences they have had. In this sense, the perspective we have of ourselves that we term “I” is merely a compilation of experiences that have been created by or shared with others. In reality the being of “I” does not exist. I am different from other people on a conscious level because I have encountered different circumstances, with each circumstance individually piecing together my consciousness. If a single experience in my life was replaced with another, I would not be me, so who am I?

I am not one to judge. It is so easy to pass judgments of the actions of others, making these judgments based on my own personal experiences of course because I am not conscious of anyone else’s experiences. Realizing that the slightest alterations to the experiences I’ve had in my life could potentially make me a different person, how can I judge someone else without having experienced identical circumstances as they have. My mind operates based on what I know, and what I know comes from my experiences. In my mind what is wrong, is right in another mind. Often people reconcile themselves after passing a harsh judgment by saying something like, “I shouldn’t have said that, I do not know what they have been through.” While this thought will suffice at easing guilt, it insinuates that the action of someone else that you judged is still “wrong” but that you can justify it for them. I am not suggesting that we shouldn’t judge people because we do not know what they have been through, and a bad day might lead them to make bad decisions; I am suggesting that we do not judge because in that person’s conscious mind their actions might be satisfying rather than permissible.

Imagine growing up and experiencing life in the most contrasting environment possible to the one you were raised in. Beyond environment, imagine having friends and family with complete opposite views than the friends and family you currently have or have had in the past. You would experience life completely differently; you would not be “you” because your entire conscious mind is simply your experiences. No one has an identical mental trail of experiences; therefore, no one has the right to judge another person because if you shared all the same experiences as someone else, you would be making the same decisions as them.

As experiences increase, commonality amongst different populations increases. Shared experiences lead to similar development of consciousness. Experience everything you can in life and never turn down an opportunity for a new experience because as you collect experiences, you collect understanding of your own but also others consciousness. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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