- Filipe Vasconcelos
- Maceio, Alagoas
Active Agent of Destiny,
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[Forgive my no-good English]
It's a fact that our thoughts (consciously or not) generate our emotions.
To what point the environment (Parents, School, Friends, et cetera) is responsible for the shaping of our behavior and "personality"?
[I think that we are always receiving influence of the environment, and that the "strength" of the influence drops as we become more "critical', so, we, in a way, choose (in a way) how and how much the environment shapes us.]
We conserve the way of thinking that is not suited for the society nowadays. "Biological", "Natural"?
No. Fruit of the Environment.
We get angry at things that are not a threat.
We get afraid of things that don't offer ANY real danger.
We filter information to FIT our ways of thinking instead of shape our way of thinking with new things. (And these "ways" are more emotional than rational. "Emotional" being "use thinking that seemingly fit the emotions as basis instead of using actual facts")
Our inefficient way of thinking, our uncalibrated feelings.
We are conditioned to believe that it is natural, that we are the way we are because we "born this way".
It's true that we born with some "tendencies" (some of them, I think/guess/"am not sure", are created by the tiny influences, that nowadays we would consider insignificant, that happens just before birth and until we are aware of ourselves), but even so, is that enough to justify all the unnecessary problems that we create for ourselves?
Should not we pursue an Efficient mind?
Or it would be, like a LOT of things that people know are true, "hard to accept"?
We grasp so strongly the Idea of an special immutable whole self that we fail to notice the fact that we are animals, machines!
We want to be special, but why should it make our lives, and even our potential so much smaller than it really is?
Why should we be average, when what we REALLY want is to be SPECIAL?!
I'm talking about using your full potential with efficient emotions!
Expecting your thoughts.