Many people subscribe to the idea that “everything is connected”. That idea is a logical fallacy that does not account for the fact that everything does not have the same formulation or composition. The idea that “everything is connected” does not account for or explain the tremendous diversity of nature. “Everything is connected” does not mean that everything is the same. For example, think of a string of decorative lights. If one light bulb goes out, do all of the light bulbs go out? No, they don’t. Do all of the bulbs have the same lifespan? No, they don’t. Now, let’s apply that same natural principle to anything else. If one person dies, does everybody die? No? If one person is born, are all people born at the same time or in the same way? No. Plants, animals, and people are all living entities but does this mean that they all have the same life? No. A TV, computer, and smartphone are all electrical devices and use electricity but does that make these all the same? No. People, animals, and plants all have DNA but does this make them all the same? No. Why? Because the composition and purpose of these varied and separate things are different and they each have different origins and formulation. Asserting that everything is connected does not address that fact that there are more differences or disconnections than any amount of indifference or connections between any number of things that exist or have existed before. The assertion of the “everything is connected” logical fallacy is a preventative statement used to stop people from thinking beyond the point of that statement. Asserting that everything is connected based on drawing parallels is a fallacy of composition.
People use the “everything is connected” logical fallacy to assert other logical fallacies such as “we are all the same” or “there is no difference between here or there” in an attempt to assert a bigger logical fallacy which is that everybody should be thinking with the same mind on any issue, solution to a problem, philosophy, or point of view. That is impossible because all minds are not the same thus all people are not the same. The mind produces what the mind requires. Different minds harbor different desires and do not function the same. Although there can indeed be common parallels or similarities between a few things or all things, that does not substantiate or quantify the claim that these parallels, similarities, or connections describe or account for the full composition of whatever is being presented. Drawing parallels is a logical fallacy that does not account for all of the facts.
Note: Yes, you can learn from the mistakes of others but you can also be influenced or mentally coerced by ignorance. The funny thing about that is that ignorance is never a mistake because mistakes arise from ignorance and not the other way around. The evidence of this is that many people attempt to enforce belief as fact. No amount of belief has ever proven anything.
Accounting for all of the facts, be aware that when most people express their opinions and beliefs, their goal is to make you think like and with them instead of informing you about all of the pertinent facts. Their goal is not to present or stimulate reason nor represent the truth. They want you to believe as they do in order to prevent rational thinking and sound logic from destroying their own beliefs. The primary purpose of people asserting logical fallacies is to suppress your mind. If you don’t control your mind, others will. You can choose to be a slave to the minds of others or you can use your own mind. Think about this, rationalize, consider all of the facts, and conclude with reason. Doing otherwise is making the choice to not deal with the whole of reality or all of the facts concerning the various diverse compositions or formulations and differences throughout nature.
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