Friday, December 26, 2008

The Myth of Rational Thought

Due to survival instincts, humans always:
- React to their immediate environment (this includes communications from other humans about events elsewhere)
- Think linearly about one thing that is the focus of their thought
- React emotionally based on survival instincts, NOTE that since this is instincual and emotional, it is NOT conscious and since the human mind is exceeding poor at examining its own behavior, no human ever realizes it is doing this. (In fact, examining one's own behavior and the working of one's mind would be exceedingly bad for survival, as it would be a constant distraction from reacting to the environment).

These things happen all the time - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in average people, and in brilliant scientists.

The myth constantly being sold to people is that they react rationally to individual events in their life, and to larger events.

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