been pondering the idea of consciousness as thief for a while, the possibility it might be characterized so, as a thought experiment.
it’s yielded SFA to-date. In fact it seems to have disappeared into the woods. It’s hiding.
I don’t get the same experience if I say consciousness is an altruist, it doesn’t slowly retreat and vanish, no, it’s happy to stay around advertising and confirming its good work, even elaborating on the idea.
it’s not even that I have a negative concept of thief, so can’t explain it that way. Or maybe I do, who knows.
anyway I popped an imaginary antipsychotic earlier, and thought why not have a go, and here we are.
what’s the most rudimentary example of a thief you can conjure, even if it barely qualifies? Of living creatures, or, if you can think of something that might qualify for pinching something that’s by way of something generally accepted as inanimate, or non-living, well, i’d be impressed, possibly it might even blow my mind.
so what’s the essence of pinching stuff? And hiding it or being stealthy.