The construction of the reality


We look up into the heavens and we see the constellations. The Big Dipper hangs right up there every night, year after year. It is very easy to think that those seven stars actually do have some relation to each other that intrinsically has a greater integrity than any dozens of other combinations that could be formed with the neighboring stars. There is a recurring order in the heavens that we did not invent, but the chunking of one collections of stars into one constellation, the belief that the stars are actually part of this whole we call a constellation, is obviously completely invented. 

But do we tend to look at it in this way? Are we aware that it is we who are doing the constellating, not the stars or the heavens?

R.Kegan (in over our heads)

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