The Universe 's Perception Of Time

1923 WordsFeb 6, 20158 Pages
In the universe 's perception of time, Man is but a grain of sand in an endless desert of the sky. So small and inefficient in the realm of things, although in his mind he is the center of all creation. In the incomplete vastness (I say incomplete, because the universe is still expanding) of the universe, Man believes he is the core of it all and here on Earth for a purpose. Such an egocentric, narrow-minded paradigm of thinking is nothing new for humankind, as it is central to our condition. In the depiction of the supreme deity or creator, the notion that he existed before time, tricks the human mind and brings up inevitable questions, such as where did he come from and how did he escape the void, what is nothingness (Adams, Leeming 2010)? Quite the complex questions man has, therefore he must rely on his own consciousness to wonder about the origin of existence. Hence, he can analyze himself and write stories to be passed down through the ages, so the human condition can strengthen itself. Storytelling via mythology transcends the ages as it passed down an inherent set of beliefs, morals, and values central to the culture in which it exists. In any given culture, a distinct perspective on the cosmogony or creation of the world wholly affects the collective unconscious of the people, essentially as a way of total social and psychological control. If we were to understand how myth affected the people of the past, maybe we could borrow from the present to
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