Suspend adumbration!

To Adumbrate.

      This can have several meanings.

      The one most intended here is demonstrated when we, for example, look at the moon.
      We "enrich" the side we see with the "naïve" belief in the existence of the side we do not see.

      I submit that we constantly perform this "enriching" on every aspect of our experience.
      Far from me to label this "naïve" living as "bad!"

      Indeed, we could hardly, for example, drive a car if we did not constantly "fill in the blanks" in order to create a manageable mental field of operation.

      What I do point to however is that terrible loss we suffer when, as most do, we remain totally unaware of all  we constantly bring to our experience of "the world."
      As M. Merleau-Ponty so eloquently demonstrated, we "derive meaning from our experience while projecting  meaning into it." (Is meaning "found" or is it "created"? )

      The awareness of this ongoing process places us in a state of "unresolved dilemma" which, if fully experienced,  can be very uncomfortable, even painful. (J. P. Sartre's "Nausea"?)

      Yet, if one can function efficiently within a state of unresolved dilemma, one is offered access to possibly the richest  field of possibilities.

      Notice right away how far this argument, if correct, takes us from the most current approaches to learning  promoted in most North American and European schools. ("Training" or "Education?")

      How far this takes us from the teaching of techniques, tricks and know-how's and all the gimmicks we can place  between us and the direct encounter with our own "basic" dilemma.

      How much this takes us back to ourselves (better yet, back to "myself"), "alone-with-others!"

      Is "The Net" on its way to reinforce what "habitual" education has almost accomplished, "dumbing us down"?