Ok. Let’s see if I can be clear about what I’m saying. Then maybe our conversation will be a little more productive at this point. 1. The names we … …Correlation
I will disagree.
True, you can approach the reality non-linearly but that is only what the mind can do and that is not necessarily true as well.
The non-linearity actually occurs in linearity. The mind only deceives itself to believe it is not.
To you, it is not self-deception. To me, it is. the act of non-linear reality occurs in linear reality. Non-linear thinking can do so by ignoring linearity.
An example is that the situation you description here. The time spent in the forest you have discounted the happenings of the city. It becomes, in your words, a fantasy. In those twenty years you stayed away from the city you have a kept a static memory in you mind. This is an act of atemporality.
All the whole the city had changed into something else, perhaps worse, perhaps better. It doesn’t matter. But in the act of atemporality you have kept the memory as a still image, never to entertain that it has its own continued existence.
Non-linearity is therefore a wilful thought process and not in anyway in tune with the process of reality. At the same time, the this non-linear thought itself had been a twenty process in-itself.
The only place atemporality and non-linearity occurs is in the mind as thought. And thought itself occurs within a linear reality.
Suffice it to say I do not get through my day on non-linearity but linearity even if non-linear thought occurs throughout this duration.