The Ontological Aspect of Nothingness – when the only thing that eventually exists is not a thing.

The Ontological Aspect of Nothingness – when the only thing that eventually exists is not a thing.

Janpha Thadphoothon

Hello. This is Janpha Thadphoothon, an English teacher in Bangkok, Thailand. I am here writing an entry to my blog to share with you my thought and feelings on things that matter, I hope. Here I am in front of my laptop, trying to get something done first and share with you my thought.

There is one tiny issue I have been pondering upon for years, that is the issue of thing and concepts or ideas. This is, of course, not my own cosmic question. In fact, it has been posted and discussed over several millenniums.

The tiniest thing or matter we have been told is an atom – cannot be divided. Somehow, scientists got confused and say that there are more things tiniest than atoms. There are names I am not familiar with. Who knows, in the near future, they may discover smaller things, and the search continues. This seems endless.

Quantum theorists tell us that space is not really empty, it is full of virtual molecules. They are not a thing in our language. The concept of nothingness is related to the concept of being, an ontological issue.

Back to the point I have been discussing – the thing. The only thing that really exists is not a thing, but the story you are telling yourself.

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