The human species reflects order out of chaos. The body mirrors this agreement more so than the mind. In all directions surrounding the small rocky planet we inhabit, the clockwork of the universe is at war. Small debris everywhere are traveling paths of inertia until collision mates them with larger material bodies. After thousands, or possibly millions, of cosmic conglomerate collisions, planetesimals both grow and shatter at the same rate of probability. Those surviving continue to build mass up to the point that the gravity of a nearby star pulls at and positions them into a spiraling structure. Expanding in/at certain points, and devouring itself at other points. From a finite and demanding point of view, we might fathom that it is all part of an elegant scheme. Mankind is now lifting up chaos driven rocks in hope that an underlying grand purpose resides there. Yet, none is seen without persisting in fabrications. Measured by humanity’s cumulative five senses, the scope of experience breeds questions with every problem it resolves. In all honesty, the scope of human limitation is unknown, unless we foolishly posture ourselves as the measure of all things.
As with the business of space – From an angle we can see both the edges of our understanding expanding into incomprehensibility, and being crunched into meaninglessness at fine intersections meeting with our deduction. The chaos of our dealings is similarly apparent. Like the cosmos, we are at war. Colliding, crashing, coming together and falling apart. And…as the universe, forces from within the human condition attempt to order the chaos. Every cultural language contains a conclusive number of terms and values. Each word carries a fragmented meaning with it. Depending on the context in which each value is used, the meaning varies to a degree. Furthermore, the individual interprets each word through unique association(s). These associations factor in emotional values imposed by the subject upon the word’s discovery. Ultimately, language plays a center role in cognition and communication. Through social interaction, people share thoughts, feelings, ideas, and develop a limited understanding of the world around them.
Information travels through a neural transitory system psychologists refer to as cognition. The process of cognition involves the defining moment (or, millisecond) of the information. The data is then converted in preparation for cerebral optimization, and filed away in categorized pockets of memory. The primary uptake of sensory data is seldom used. Useful, or necessary, information, such as linguistic terminology, is retrieved from the files of memory frequently for utilization. Cognition is a multifunctional process and carries out a number of different tasks. Depending on the task, cognition carries out dissimilar functions that tap separate neural patterns. Cognitive processes include imagery, decision, conceptual, deductive, and reasoning functions. Thinking is a widely used term, but most people’s understanding is not synonymous with the actual cognitive pattern of thought. Thought process exceeds basic cognitive function, as it forges synergies between two or more functions to achieve its aim – namely, concepts and imagery.
Applying concept to imagery formulates an inductive thought. Often, thoughts drift through the conscious mind with open reign. That is, until a problem draws in focus. Problem solving/deduction and reasoning are central components of the decision making function/process. At birth, instinctual needs operate the body without thought, nor the need for it. As the brain develops, familiarity with the outside world expands and the intensity of interaction increases. Socialization is a natural feature of the human environment. Infants gaze up in wonder at giant faces and are comforted by an instinctual recognition of symmetry. Soon, they’ll be running in packs around the school yard or funneled into churches. It’s difficult being a child. Instruction is presented in a perpetual continuum by physical presentation of the surrounding environment and the solicitors of socialization. Everything becomes as big or small as our capabilities permit. Every attempt at building an absolute framework for the fabric of our cumulative reality is a cry to calm the chaos.