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.