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Meditation I In Meditation I Rene Descartes talks about beliefs that he believed were true but were those of falsehood He also talks about deception and how he is always being deceived in the world Rene talks about getting rid of his worries and living peacefully in this article He does this by justifying some of his beliefs that are false He has accepted many beliefs to be true but yet they are very deceiving to him Though he cannot deny some of those beliefs because he himself knows they are true He also talks about dreaming and how dreaming is connected to real things in life Images you see in your sleep are like painted images he says Whether you are asleep or awake things are always the same for example one plus one will always be two and the sky will always be blue Rene says that we can be easily deceived even with simple things not just something difficult Maybe God did not want to deceive him but instead deceiving himself with his mind Believing that something is true because that is what you want your mind to believe It seems that who ever is deceived is slightly imperfect Him always being deceived is increased which decreases the power of his creator Rene believes that nothing he believed is beyond doubt He has to be more careful with his beliefs and from obvious falsehood if he wants to be certain of what is true or false Rene could never break the habit of believing or trusting his beliefs He thinks they are mostly probable and we have much more reason to believe than to deny That is why he thinks it will be good for him to turn his beliefs around Allowing himself to be deceived and believe all his past beliefs were false and imaginary Then when everything is balanced out his prejudices and bad habits will no longer bother
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