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Our mental mind is bugged:
The world of thought is bugged. It is a ‘google in your head’, giving you a constant chatter, an endless comment on what you see, hear or smell or taste.
The world of opinion is bugged. You have once concluded that such and such is true, and now, you think that the world never changes, and that your opinion will still be valid in a century.
An opinion is a preconceived idea. A concept is the same thing. If your mind does not adapt constantly, it will think in terms of a telephone made of orange plastic and with a dial-disc. Whatever we see on a daily basis is corrected by our mental mind, but people who have changed over the many years that you did not see them, are still thought about as they were in 1990.
The world of experience, the world in our memory is bugged. We refuse to acknowledge this. But memory is inaccurate, and so is the memory of an experience.
Our reasoning is often flawed. Reversing the direction of the implication without negating both propositions is the best examples. We refuse to see this. Even if we don’t fall for common fallacies, the conditions and the facts that we use to feed the logic are most often incomplete truths, or just false statements.
The scripts we run in our head, our habits, are seldom the result of a conscious choice. Most often we act and react the way we learned it from our parents and siblings, our culture and our society.
Yet despite all this we function well.
Is functioning what we really want to do?
Don’t we all aspire to do better than that?
Isn’t it time to profoundly question the way we think we are,
and start on a plan for self improvement,
an understanding of self,
a realisation of self?