Oh 3D printing. You’re so glamorous. You’re so cool. But, let’s be honest, you’re soooo expensive. Maybe instead of printing with $30 spools of plastic you could print with empty shampoo bottles and milk jugs.
(I frikkin love psychologytoday.com. I can waste days on this thing.)
(In which I make wild unsubtantiated claims about neuropsychology based only on my own world view.)
Undeniably, we’ve all been programmed one way or another. It could well be that the ultimate purpose of death is to allow us to erase one program, get reborn and try another. Well, anything is possible. But just look at how set in our ways we get when we become old. Our programming runs so deep, and we don’t know how to write over it, or undo the code. Even if we see that it’s not working we run it into the ground because we’re incapable of connecting new circuitry. Possibly the best education you could give to a child would be the tools to write their own program.
I witnessed a highly contagious wave of insecurity passing through some of my family members the other day, and I observed that we transmit fear chemically, hormonally, via subtle channels that are presumably much stronger between family members.
My guess is that in order to hasten our escape from predators, we are primally hard-wired, as primates, to pick up chemical fear signals from close members of our group and react with alarm as fast as possible, as do other pack-animals, such as dogs, which explains our easy complicity with them.
Obviously this must pre-date any vocal communication technique and must also travel much faster as a signal. The effects of these subtle signals are incredibly powerful and can collapse certainties in seconds, as effectively as the architect from “Inception” crushes Paris. It is, in fact, inception, but at a sub-level that precedes even the formulation of a thought. The closer the bond, the more tuned in emotionally we are to a person, the more receptive to these signals we are. Some might label this telepathy.
Presumably these signals get locked into our bodies and become habitual reactions, Pavlov’s doggy-style, and although each person’s way of dealing with those signals may be different, as each tries to cope according to their belief system, the underlying alarm bells are still present to be activated, so subliminally, we spread our programming to those closest to us…
Just a thought..