|Thinking mind series|
A mental projection is a mental construct (concept) which is created in order to explain an emotion or a perceived phenomenon. Such projections do not exist as themselves, but only in unique subjective representation within our minds.
Because mental projections derive from the perception of real agents (emotions, people, natural phenomena), we believe the mental projection to be a real phenomenon, but it is not the case. What we perceive is the effect of the phenomenon itself.
Some example mental projections (false) and their effect (true)
- The god of Abrahamic religions (inquisition may be real, but it doesn't make Yaweh real)
- Santa Claus (Santa Claus doesn't give gifts, your parents do)
- The government (The government doesn't collect taxes, civil servants do)
- Corporations (Corporations don't exist, but employees (normal human beings) and buildings do)
- Intentions or purposes of other people's actions (in some cases)
- The army (however, soldiers do exist, but they are normal human beings with uniforms)
- Social ranks (social rank only exist if we chose to consent to give it to the person, but sometimes, fear slows down the process of revocation)
The government is a mental projection of a set of phenomena of interaction between people. It only exists in the minds of people in various form for which each instance is unique. Outside of the mind, there is no government. We often believe the government to exist because we are conditioned to do so. It is like a religion or a superstition.