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RE: Controlling Consciousness

in #hive-12231513 days ago

Knowledge comes with responsibility: what do you do after you know things? What do you do with the "known"? Usually the answer takes you out of the comfort zone, therefore this is why people prefer not to know. Because acting like we're not accustomed goes against our program. An interesting thing is that once the mind has been exposed to knowledge, it can't go back to what it was. So in the end, it is a matter of exposure to those things which will lead to some behaviors. Just like in a dark room. You work out the negative until you get the result that you want. Unlike the negative though, we always have the possibility to escape the dark room through knowledge. Only that some have been conditioned to think that the dark room is the only room that there is. And this is how we reach to consciousness


once the mind has been exposed to knowledge, it can't go back to what it was.

Indeed you can't unknow something, but you can ignore what you know and make use of it. Eventually knowledge can fade and have less influence, and you can even forget. It's happened to me and then I come across something and I'm like oh yeah I knew this too but from many years ago and I forgot, or it's influence in my recollection was diminished to the point I never recalled it when thinking about things.

Sure, we have in storage so much information that the useless one gets tossed away. I just wonder about the impact that these tiny influences we have stored deep down have over our decision making. We like to think that we are the masters of our fate, sailors of the mind ship, but decision making is heavily influenced by our secretely stored information/biases. Most of the times they elude us and we can't easily access and wonder why is that stored. I particularly wondered about this after I've read a book called Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman and I was just stunned of how "unclean" is our decision making in regards to external influences.

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