People who insist on the idea of being an objective observer — of watching the world as a kind of TV screen or movie upon which passes a distant panorama of events–by adopting that position exclude themselves from the feeling of centrality. It has been called egotistic to think you are the center of everything. You may call it all sorts of bad names, you may call it the egocentric predicament, but that’s the way it is. It is much less egocentric to accept it than to say, well, I’ll go off and play my own game as an objective observer who is a sort of controller outside the world (in that qualitative sense in which the monotheistic God is said to be outside the world).

If you take this to its greatest extent, see how far you can go with it, then in the measure that you are the behavior of the universe, the universe is the behavior of you.

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