Human Operating System

14 Jun

The average person relies upon collective convention to get along in life. This is sort of a templet of preconceived ideas, responses and viewpoints. It is useful because if adopted one no longer needs to “think” through each life situation that occurs. This saves time and energy but it also hems one into a collection of beliefs and automatic responses which become outdated. Witness the “generation gap” of the nineteen sixties and seventies. Adults in their forties and fifties simply didn’t understand the thinking of the youth and visa versa. Another risk of adopting a rigid, automatic operating system of beliefs and reactions is that it may be based upon inferior reasoning done by previous persons who happened to be respected in their time. (Think about a society which evolves over time based upon a strong and structured belief in a supernatural entity which runs things behind the scenes.)

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