Originally Posted by Sinny91
You know, I was wondering last night why it is that so many INTP'S appear to be hostile towards the metaphysical and the synchronistic; for me personally, there is nothing more breath taking than discovering the patterns in the metaphysical realms. The realms of the unconscious guiding the conscious. I think I'm leaning towards the reason that many of you are just too scared of what you might find, should you take the time to look.
(Random thought, seemed like an appropriate place).
I wondered the same thing. I think it has to do with rationality. Metaphysics is irrational. When something is irrational, then it seems like most INTPs would call it BS.
However, if you understand the philosophies of some of the GREATEST scientists ever, you get the idea that most of their progress came from a balanced understanding of the physical and meta-physical.
I consider this to be one of the biggest weaknesses of the INTP. They see it as a strength and people who disagree are irrational morons. They are selectively choosing to only understand a very limited scope of reality.
There's a lot of discomfort for an INTP to think of reality in terms that are irrational and have no clearly identifiable solution. It's like opening a box you can never close.
I'm just going off of what I hear around the forum. I don't know who is INTP and who isn't. I could be totally wrong but that's the impression that I get around the forum.
Here's some quotes to think about (names left out for fun!):
"The intuitive mind is a scared gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
INTP is an example of what it is to honor the servant and forget the gift.
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
Reality is an illusion. Our understanding of reality is a scientific understanding of an illusion.
"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
The light being the rational and the known. The dark being the unknown. Why explore the light when there is so much more to discover in the darkness?
"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
Something to think about...
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
Mediocre minds kill progress. Take the previous quote about education and you can see how there are plenty of people with authority who have mediocre minds.
Here's a good one:
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots."
Watch Idiocracy to see what the future will look like when technology is superior to humans. Why learn when you can Google? Why learn to spell when you have spell check?
Animekitty, when you solve the AI problem that you've been working on, you will be creating a planet of idiots. Thanks! LOL