- Henry Woeltjen
- Miami, FL
- United States
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Do our preferences, like favorite color, serve as indicators of who we are?
We all have individual preferences. Some of us like the color blue while others prefer a shade of grey. Do these preferences serve as indicators of who we are?
I think it’s interesting to think about.
Who are we?
Well we can think of ourselves as a box or [ } at birth.
 We are given a name.
[ Jake ]
Then we are inscribed with data to build our personality.
[Jake - Experiences: Year1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5]
At age 5 [Jake-5] has experienced many things. However, at this point [Jake-5] hasn't constructed the necessary filters to understand complex information.
As [Jake-5] gets older he includes more information and builds stronger neural pathways. These pathways are generated by electrical impulses continuously storing information and associating existing information with new data.
At this point [Jake-35] has a favorite color value of "RED".
If [Jake-5] is constructed from [Jake-1] + [Jake-2] + [Jake-3] + [Jake-4]....then it isn't [Jake-5] as [Jake-5] doesn't account for the other years of life.
[Jake - 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435]
Out of this string we can pinpoint individual variables.
What is [Jake-19]?
Jake 19 as I remember it was an arrogant...know it all. I didn't really have a favorite color. I didn't care about colors much.
Does that say something about [Jake-19]?
What does "I have no favorite color" transfer to?
Well if [Jake - 19] was arrogant and thought he knew everything...he may not have really focused enough on things like color, nature, or art to appreciate their place. Therefore, [Jake -19] could be identified, very loosely, by his color choice...or lack thereof.
Putting your life on a data string will allow you to dissect portions and associate them appropriately. Can we tell...from these data strings...that present "preferences" can, loosely, serve as indicators of character or personality traits.