So we live in the world of Base 10. We don’t realize it, or at least think to much on the subject, but there are other systems of mathematical number representation. Check out this link to get an idea of what I am talking about. We use the numbers 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 to represent all mathematical integers. But what if we were taught something different starting at birth? The answer is you wouldn’t know the difference.
We live in a world in which most people do not question enough the fundamental teachings that dictate they way we see reality. Language, family values, religion, right, and wrong, are some examples of things we accept, not because they are correct, but because we are taught them.
But again don’t forget, we live in Base 10. What if we didn’t? What if we lived in Base 11? Don’t think of this in the numerical sense, but instead as a metaphor for the way we see reality. I imagine a reality in which we do not teach people to abide by institutions – institutions that dictate the way the world is run. A reality where everybody is free to figure out their own belief system instead of being taught to live within the constructs of a certain paradigm. Where free thought reigns supreme and progress is the norm. A reality that is not dependent on the aspirations of the Man. Instead a reality that is free of him – a reality called Base 11.
This post was inspired by a conversation at the Plank Road Tavern, over a couple beers, with Lacey.