Your animal brain can and will fabricate whatever feelings and memories are necessary to convince you of two things: First to avoid situations that it feels will result in danger to itself, and second to convince you that its influence does not exist. For this reason feelings, moods, memories, spirituality, and all other forms of self-deception are untrustworthy metrics for the testing and optimization of human potential. All of the mythologies of the world have stories clearly outlining these things as pitfalls and red herrings on the path to self actualization, yet folks continue to be as gullible as ever. Alternatively, eliminating self-deception through hard work, ruthless introspection and submission to external assessment is the prescription for self actualization according to these same lineages.
Last edited by bkedelen : 06-10-2013 at 07:43 PM.