What does it mean to think for oneself?
by: Mast Tawakli
‘Being the thing’ thinks and expresses itself freely. The thought line of expression of oneself is a-priory understood. The meaning to think for oneself is that “I that is and penetrated to”. “I” is the universal and ultimate reality of oneself that express itself. However, the expression is the ultimate meaning of self that is mental, physical, biological and social etc. But the reality of “I” is not fixed or singular due to the totality of consciousness that is flux and has multiple dimensions. And I don’t know his/her self on the base of freedom of expression. All these expressive realities are taken for granted because we understand these are self-evident truth. On the pragmatic and ideal grounds, the expressive reality of oneself remains a sustained freedom. Notwithstanding, these ideas are groundbreaking as like civil society that is dependent on the cluster of societies.
In the ideal side, everyone is so bounded that “I” cannot express his/her self as he thinks because the thinking process is the tool of language which is fixed by categories of mind; as like what he believes, never questions the reality nor to be wrong and would always reply those answer that are right for them. So “I” became habited and not to question his/her existence by the nature of truth. If a language is not one’s creation then he/she cannot express as thinks. Hence the future of “I” will be projected through their thoughts, values and teaches how to think, how to act and how to live. “I” listen to innocently their thoughts to consider the paradigm of knowledge as seems like the only way of thinking about the world because of lacking a private language. And so “I” live a foolish life until when someone comes to play the role of prophecy to give freedom, and individual utilizes his freedom to eliminate his/her ideas through reason and expose them all those previous unexamined ideas that cover the truth from silly ideas.
The pragmatic side of our culture does not teach to think of oneself but teach to live for others and sacrifice for others due to these cultural practices “I” less think about the cause of identity become exhausted. Because “I” understood by others but we all think individually. By birth we as closely tied to each other like our legs and necks are fasten in one rope. And removing our ability to look around like symbolic cavity where we look at wall but unable to observe the cave hole. But everyone is waiting for shining sun in a cave. The condition of hope is high in a cave is as mountainous on the base of individuality and “I” cannot perceive others due to the projection of individual spectacles. So, “I” will never perceive others that are likely due to fear maybe they influenced lives and whether be those are our family members, friends and teachers. Due to these conditions, everyone always preconceives the world. The expression of oneself is the only way to decide ideas, opinions and must be pragmatic. The pragmatic situation is to think for him before others think and decide the best ones on his/her behalf. So due to Self-transcendence “I” encounter the fears and break limits of fixation and realize of his/her self. The realization of self improves the performance of everyday activities in heroic. Because of “I” be able to use reason to judge himself/herself to consider being truthful and valuable. Then utilize his thought to become bold thinker by stress testing life as a unique one, and freely practice his/her freedom of thought, expression, and speech. And acknowledge that you do not know everything, and approach every idea with an open and critical mindset. Question everything and constantly ask yourself is this a truth? And don’t be afraid of others to knowing or his/her reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
At this stage, “I” become rational because discover his/her self through observation that seeks to know the world, either it would be introspective or reflective. The knowing is the creativity and fixation of ideas came through the knowledge of self. Because, knowledge teaches the parameters of naked-eye observation, critical thinking and sophisticated judgment of “Being”. Due to these parameters, I must set his/her ideas and believes for life and realize that the truth is not for all. But for those who seek it and for those who sought it. Many great individuals of the past knew this as like Socrates was put to death, Galileo was silenced by the church and Darwin was afraid to publish his findings of evolution. Therefore, “I” the only rational being that already knows him/herself ultimately.