Pottering or the act of crafting beliefs
We only see what we need to see.
When you talk to someone you don’t see their atomic structure, you see their facial features so you can examine their expression. So is in life, you only see what can help you attain your goals, you see opportunities and obstacles.
The reality is infinite but you only perceive a small fixed point, a shining light that guides your actions and emotions. Sometimes the selection is done voluntarily sometimes is not, but I advise you to go for the first option.
Man must put order into chaos through thought and action.
You build a meta-reality formed by your beliefs, these give shape of who you are and where are you going. They also tell a story about where you came.
Your believes are like a vase and you are the water. This vase protects us, gives us form but also limits us. When someone wants to crack out our pot, we protect it with rationalizations. We cannot live without it but if the water stays too much in one place it starts smelling and turns green. Also, if you get too attached to your vase when it starts to crack you’ll glue it but it is not a long-term solution. If you just chose another vase randomly this is not that clever either because later you’ll discover you don’t like the shape or colour and you’ll want to change it again, and that requires resources you could use otherwise. Also when you put the water from one vessel to the other you want to do it slowly and carefully so you won’t spill it.
The best way is to craft your own vase.
Sure you can look up for inspirations in other places but it must be your own. Also, when the time has come, learn to let go of it and make another one. You can still keep some features you liked in the other one, the handles for example, but apply what you learned, maybe you need other materials, maybe another model would suit you better.
Taking lessons in pottery may be a great idea too if you don’t know where or how to begin.
What do you think, can all men be craftsmen?