Earthquakes in the Mind

We build continents of thought at different times of our development. Later when we notice that we are of two minds on one issue, it be due to this.

  • From birth to 6, Base social and behavior skills,Imitative
  • From 7 to 11, Surrounding Reality, Rational, Sets base of expectations
  • Form 12 – 20s, World Reality, Rational. Broadens range of possibilities, when reflection possible

Implications for later life thinking

  • Ideas formed in phase 1 are unrecognized by most persons
  • Ideas formed in phase 2 set normal expectations
  • Ideas formed in phase 3 allow normal expectations to be overridden in calm reflection

This sort of thing depends on history and context. Mark Twain captured some of this nicely – “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into
trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

For now, consider this quite weak earthquake.

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