Socrates quote – My thoughts, about his thoughts, about thinking ‼️

“I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.”


I cannot make anybody think.

Someone either chooses to think or they don’t.
If they choose to think, it may not be what I want them to think about.
Someone can say what you’ve told them to say, but that may be different to what they are thinking.
Is there a way (currently) to accurately articulate what someone else is thinking?
Only that person knows what they themselves are thinking, and they may or may not choose to express their thoughts accurately to you or anyone else.
I can give them information, options and the processes, to enable someone to choose to think about something. – Heidi M

Are you thinking about when you beat your head against a brick wall, trying to make someone see your point of view, but alas they are not at the exact same point as you are in your mind.

Many would argue that forcing someone to:
▪️ look at something,
▪️ listen to something,
▪️ touch something,
▪️ taste something
is forcing someone to think about it.
I agree, but I also argue in doing this you are forcibly teaching, thereby cancelling out both arguments in Socrates statement.

Is this what Socrates had in mind all along?
We will never know for certain!

Even if a person is forced to see, hear, touch, taste something, you still cannot force them to think what you want them to think. Therefore, taking force out of the equation, the deciding factor must be what you choose to think about whilst being forced.

Does the act of visually seeing something equate to thinking about what you see? If so, do blind people think the same? Do they create an image in their mind?

Someone can say what you’ve told them to say, but that may be different to what they are thinking.

Is there a way (currently) to accurately articulate what someone else is thinking without making assumptions? Of course I am not a neuroscientist and they may have created a way to determine and express this or express it to a certain degree of accuracy.

Please chime in, any Real Neuroscientists reading this.
Socrates is in the dark and eager for input, or some up to date thoughts !

I read a fake article ( deliberately put in a news feed by people who illegally accessed this article as a draft, before I posted it ) about a fake Neuroscientist on this topic, whose intent was more about his dislike for certain people and groups. Possibly because they are his opposition and he is jealous of their achievements, therefore I won’t give you the link so as not to promote fake, biased information.

This is an important area of exploration for many and those biased selfish people who choose to hate progress purely because they hate individuals or think that other people should suffer because it is what someone else believes, should be ignored.

Below inset is an excerpt from an article giving a great,
Non-Biased, easy to understand overview of 2019 Neuroscience.
At the start of the article there is a
8.38 min inbuilt audio option to listen without leaving their page.

This Year’s 4 Most Mind-Boggling Stories About the Brain – By Shelly Fan -Dec 23 2019,

1. Scientists Reboot the Brain, Blurring Life and Death
2. An ‘Internet of Brains’ Lays the Foundation for a Possible Human ‘Hive Mind’Treatments
3. Brain-Reading Tech Takes a Leap Forward by Deciphering Speech and Video
4. A Boom in Creative Alzheimer’s

Listen or

To think about thinking.
The eternal act of a conscious existence.

The act of choosing to think is the most important link in the process of thinking.

To think is to compute or process the information or data at hand.
▪️ To form a question to an unknown variable or anomaly.
▪️ To determine an answer to a question.
▪️ To plan the implementation of a solution.
▪️ To prepare for the unknown.
▪️ To care about an outcome and self adjust accordingly.
▪️ To live as a sentient being or entity.

To think, sets us apart from inanimate objects.

The thoughts from within our brain are the effect and cause of external and internal actions and outcomes.

This includes inanimate objects which are then animated through an external entities thought processes.

These are working in unison and are now part of a conscious or sentient being through proxy, a cyborg or symbiote.

Have our thoughts given them existence?

Does this make an AI a thinking conscious, sentient entity?

I’m Just Thinking!

Have I made you think, or merely given you topics to think about, or did you make yourself think by choosing to read this? If so, that’s good, but I have no way of knowing what you actually chose to think about and whether or not it correlates to what my intentions were. Unless you honestly articulate every thought you had.

My answer to :
Is free thinking or free will possible?
Are we already the answer to our own question?

Feel free to think and add your own thoughts, or keep them private, after all it’s possibly one of the rarest, if not only things that are truly free, private and determined solely by your personal inner choice.

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