Originally Posted by mysterygal
Has anyone noticed that Steve's statements are often contradictory? He'll describe subjective reality as if you are the only conscious one, yet when you ask him he completely denies ever making such a comment. He claims that subjective reality is completely distinct from solipsism, but I fail to see the difference.
That is exactly how I felt after being here for a while. One minute Steve's saying something and then obviously contradicting himself the next and then saying as below, that he does this so as not to confine himself to any particular belief and/or POV.
At first I was suspicious that he wanted to please everyone to maximize the site's potential. If you talk about SR all the time, some folks will get bored with that POV and leave, best to cover all the bases.
If you really want to understand why Steve seems like a fish flip floppin' all over the place, then you're not ready for SR because in SR Steve is the PD teacher inside you educating you as you see fit. Why does he go off topic and cover something I already know about and don't need? Because that's how I need it to be.
When I truly wanted to find out what the *bleep* was going on in my life, when I really got serious about it, I found this place and then discovered SR, now all of it makes sense. Could it all be wrong? Yes, but that doesn't matter because it's a good way (I think) to view exsitance.
Also Steve's SR theory is not solipsism, solipsism, is still placing identity with physical body mind and that's not SR.
Imagine that you know the truth about existance and that you want to know it, but if you get it all at once you'll meltdown, you'll be perfect and that's not the point. Now imagine that Steve is a part of you giving you another piece of the puzzle, he doesn't have all the pieces (only you do
) but he does have some pieces.
The missing piece for me was SR, I already had the other pieces and now he puzzle is almost done.
Works for me