Thoughts have no meaning, if not believed

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Not so many years ago the assumption was I think therefore I am. Nowadays it has changed to I likes therefore I am.

I think therefore I am is a famous sentence by Descartes, that seems to indicate, thoughts reveals what you are. Nowadays, however, this idea is about to be replaced with I likes therefore I am, as what you likes on Facebook determines what you appear to be in the world of Facebook.

The thoughts that are expressed on Facebook are in general well-chosen, so that they seem to reflect you as an interesting person. The same applies to likes. Thoughts and likes are meant to construct a personality, as if you are an autonomous being, that decides what and where you are.

But in the case of likes it is nothing but the algorithm of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and whatnot, that decides what you are. Based on your likes machines will determine your personality and automatically post advertisements directed especially to this personality. If you believe what they reflect, you appear to be a real person. The same applies, if you fight this reflection.

Beliefs are only possible in a world, where there appear to be more than one, as you need more than one thought to believe a thought to be real.

The birds are make-believe. They are not there. Neither is the girl who seems to believe it and you watching it. Ultimately speaking it is all make-believe. The image is grabbed from cyberspace.

The birds are make-believe. They are not there. Neither is the girl who seems to believe it and you watching it. Ultimately speaking it is all make-believe. The image is grabbed from cyberspace.

It is all a matter of believe. Neither likes or thoughts have any effect, if you do not believe them to be important. The appearance of you in the world only seems to be real, because you want to believe that thoughts and/or likes mean something important. Without this belief the world, the person you appear to be will fall apart, and only what needs not to be believed, namely that which is one, is left ´standing´.


NOTE: This is article is part of hack #1.3 Thoughts are nothing.