Genius of Being Surprise

3:51 One essential question to ask about any invention, new or old, is: What is its purpose? What does it serve and why does it exist? When the answers to these questions are clearly understood, it can be determined if this particular invention—conceptual or physical—is beneficial or not. If not, it can be tossed. When it comes to your established world this may seem challenging at first, and being in the driver’s seat a bit scary. Yet as you begin to realize that you’re already unconsciously creating your world—based upon mostly unnecessary and often dysfunctional programming—you become more inclined to consciously take the wheel.
You become what you think.
3:52 Understanding that so much of our experience is invented brings us a step closer to understanding the nature of our experience. To go further we need to grasp that in every way and on every level, our experience and perception are composed of distinctions. This is simply saying that what’s experienced or perceived—mentally, physically, or in any way whatsoever—is made up of experiences and perceptions. But this doesn’t tell us what the nature and reality of perceptive-experience really is, so to understand what I’m asserting we must understand the nature of distinction. It’s not what you think. Our world consists of many things. A “thing,” in this case, might be a rock or an apple, a thought or speed, self-worth or the sky, philosophy or sound—everything and anything we encounter or perceive. The Book of Not Knowing 24:3

Ralston, Peter. The Genius of Being: Contemplating the Profound Intelligence of Existence (Kindle Locations 862-876). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition. 
One thing not yet mentioned – is your invention good for anyone else?  
You always know it is your INVENTION! i.e. if you consciously make it.

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Power lies in making distinctions. Freedom lies in destroying them.

Ralston, Peter. The Genius of Being: Contemplating the Profound Intelligence of Existence (Kindle Locations 995-996). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.