NOR: A graphic view

The animated graphic below attempts to roughly reflect the type of distortions the objective view of reality introduces when assembling its concepts and relationships as a means of ordering its thoughts.

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The blurred and indefinite start image reflects a hypothetical segment within the elusive complexity of real reality – a cloudiness that in general has few hard edges or identifiable discontinuities.
In contrast, the sharp final image of well-defined and partially regimented circles reflects an idea of how the mind might process that segment of reality.

From an ill-defined start, discrete elements are identified, and then given specific characteristics (as reflected in the single colored circles).
Lastly, even more detail is dropped out as the circles are made more uniform in color and position.

As the real life distortions of the mind are themselves beyond more than superficial comprehension, this visual representation should be viewed with skepticism in terms of accurately representing any particular issues.   Even as a graphical attempt to portray the disconnect between what we generally consider as the world out there, and the mind’s conceptualization of that world, it remains the product of a mind with all the associated weaknesses it seeks to portray.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of a graphic representation over any number of words lies in the simple observation that there is a difference between the start and end images, as opposed to just a lack of detail in the final image.   The important aspect reflected here is that there are facets of the world as seen by the mind that are simply nonexistent in reality.   Hence, the mind’s view is not simply incomplete: it is to some degree a misguided view of reality.