Since I was I child, I had the peculiarity to find interest in how things function, and soon I focused my whole attention on the inner nature of humans.
Six years ago I bought my first PC, and I didn’t need much time to realize the similarity between the informatic systems and the human mind. Today I consider this an obvious thing, considering the reason that the PC functions are that they are built in accordance to mechanical thought patterns, but at that time, this was a small revelation.
Our mental and thought reactions, our whole psychology, if not directed in a conscious way, respond to external reactions exactly as a computer- in a mechanical way.
And this happens, (as I wrote in a previous post concerning the intellectual function) because our mind is binary, such as the informatics binary system. Nevermind if our brain is structured to perceive all in a tridimensional way, it seems that our mind cannot function in ways other than in terms of “yes” and “no”, “good” and “evil” … “on” and “off”.
Ok, fortunately, there’s a difference between the human mind and a PC and indeed we have more possibilities than a computer. But, differently from what most suppose or take as guaranteed, this “something more” exists only as possibility, not as something already developed, and if an individual doesn’t adequately develop this field, it will remain only a possibility.
Just consider this common thing: the influence of the media. It’s just enough to take a look at the TV, newspaper or surf the Internet, and you’ll be bombarded by news of every kind. It’s really difficult, I would say almost impossible, to find “real”, “genuine” information, in the sense that it hasn’t already been manipulated, distorted, misrepresented or even totally false. It is a distortion of the reality towards the real problem which people respond to in a determined (and expected) way.
But, it’s enough that the media stop talking about a specific “question” which the masses (includes ourselves) then lose interest in and then forget .
This is not a post intended to discuss the methods used by the media, but to describe how very easy it is to condition public opinion towards what is considered as a real fact: a perfect, careful and well- organized manipulation conducted by those who are able to organize such a ploy. And all this is possible because the human’s ordinary reactions are habitual, mechanical, and predictable…such as a PC is predictable and malleable.
But, even if this mechanism of the human psyche is a blind spot, it could be seen also as an enormous advantage: if our behavior, attitudes, emotions and thoughts can be conditioned, programmed and determined from the external environment, this means that we can do the same thing from the inside, from within ourselves. Ponder about that, it is not a small thing.
What we need are two main elements: being willing and ready to admit that, without a concrete training in controlling our thoughts, our mind will remain mechanical, thus automatic; the second thing is to learn the correct language for the programming of the mental processes. So, recognize the state which we are in, then search (and find) the principles able to overcome this state.