Secundum Quid – Latin for “according to something”. If you’ve taken Logic in college, it’s also the concept of “Drawing a conclusion based on insufficient information”.
Fact #1 Mad people belong in an institution.
Fact #2 The flat tire made Mr. Jones mad.
Conclusion: Mr. Jones belongs in an institution.
Or from the IQ test:
“If some quips are quods, and all quos are quods…
Then some quips are quos?”
Makes sense to assume so, doesn’t it?
Unless you replace the words with:
“If some fish are mammals, and all dogs are mammals…
Then some fish are dogs?”
Once you grasp the concept of “Secundum Quid” you can alter the very fabric of reality… using your enemy’s own flawed thinking *against* them.
So now I pose to you… is the web fake?
Is everyone on the web a phony?
Do you have enough information to draw that conclusion?
Do you have enough information to draw that conclusion with those you know in real life?
There’s three sides to every story. One side, the other side (both using secundum quid, based solely on their perspective.), and somewhere in the middle is a thin, grey line called “the PURE truth”.
Rarely (if ever) do you see that side of the story. Even in real life “the history books are written by the winners”.
Weblogs are one-sided accounts based on the perspective of ONE person. You will know *only* what they want you to know. See *only* what they want you to see.
- Conclusion #1: The web is as real, or as fake, as you want it to be.
- Conclusion #2: Your entire LIFE, as you know it, is a LIE, based on your finite & limited point of view.
How many times in your life were you “the last to know”?
- Conclusion #3: Eric didn’t write this to clarify anything… he just wanted to fuck you up for the rest of your life with this little tidbit of knowledge.
Everything you know, is because someone told you it is so…
Think about it.
Pleasant dreams! :0)