I am pretty sure I can tell you why people can’t figure things out. It’s because they refuse to comprehend that other people are not like them. They just can’t grok the fact that people are individuals. They think or act or respond in a certain way and assume others feel similar when they do not.
For example, I wanted to figure out this crime. I’d have not been able to do that without understanding that some people don’t mind going to prison. Matter of fact, going to prison may be the goal!
If you think about this, you’ll realize I am right. Somewhere along the line, via TV or some other way, you must have run across a career criminal who feels at home in prison. But if you’re unable to absorb and use that information, you’re going to look at a situation like as if everyone is you; person who does not want to go to prison! Consequently, you’ll be hopelessly lost in the land of un-knowing.
*This post was written in 2009. Edit in 2022…
There is another major reason why people fail to comprehend things. It’s because they know-it-all. This scenario is epidemic at this point in time. You can wind up this way due to Jupiter (inflation). This would be classic. But it’s even more common, Saturn (fear) is at the root of it.
A person can hold fast to wrong theories or block the truth because anything else is too threatening.
Neptune can be implicated as well. It’s the old, “let’s not go there”, where “there” is anything that is real or challenging.
Why do people look at others and see their own face? Do you block your own mental capabilities?