you will see
is a window
inside your mind
These conventions are for purpose of calculation, language, and logic, absurdities arise when we think that the kind of language we use or the kind of logic with which we reason can really define or explain the “physical” world.
It feels like part of man’s frustration is that he has become accustomed to expect language and thought to offer explanations which they cannot give. To want life to be “intelligible” in this sense is to want it to be something other than life. It is to prefer a motion picture film to a real running man. To feel that life is meaningless unless “I” can be permanent is like having fallen desperately in love with an inch.
Words and measures do not give life; they merely symbolize it. These are all “explanations” of the universe couches in language are circular, an leave the most essential thing unexplained an undefined. The dictionary itself is circular. It defines words in terms of other words. The dictionary comes a little closer to life when, along side some word, it gives you a picture. But it will be noted that all the dictionary pictures are attached to nouns rather than verbs. An illustration of the verb “to run” would have to be a series of stills like a comic strip, for words and static pictures can neither define nor explain a motion. Even the nouns are conventions. You do not define this real, living “something” by associating it with the noise “man”.
I don’t know how I/to feel