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No spiritual person knows what it is. No spiritual teacher or guru knows what it is. No mystic, saint, or sage knows what it is. Nobody at all knows what it is. Nobody at all has ever known what it is. And finally, nobody at all will ever know what it is.

 

The reason nobody knows what it is, is because it’s a social construct just like gender, race, and money. This means it’s defined by the collective participation of the individuals involved with it. As is the case with any social construct, this works in such a way that any individual involved in creating it may remain ignorant of their part in doing so.

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

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45 minutes ago, Phil said:

Seems like someone knows what it is. 

Saying something is a social construct doesn’t explain what it is, only how it works. It’s the same as how saying “gender is a social construct” doesn’t explain what a man or a woman is, only the process through which they are defined.

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People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

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@Phil lol, anyway...

7 hours ago, Phil said:

a social construct, which is the process of construction. 

That’s not what a social construct is.

A social construct is this,

16 hours ago, Saylor Twift said:

it’s defined by the collective participation of the individuals involved with it.

But saying the way in which something becomes defined says nothing about what it’s defined as.

Sure, you could define something as a social construct, and in that sense, yes, I know what spirituality is, and so do others. But that would create another problem because it’s being defined as what it’s being defined by.

People haven't always been there for me but music always has.

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