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Simplicity is key

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 31yrs • M •
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Simplicity is key
I was thinking about how dangerous our fixed action patterns are. Fixed action patterns automatic/ non-reflective sequences...

In life we are trying search for things that make life simpler 'simplicity is key'

But I was thinking these habits are learned the internalized but over time we loose awareness of these actions and that means we can loose control of our actions. So we are now more easily influenced by individuals around us.

Scary thought what are you opinions on this subject?


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""Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth" -oscar wilde"
 38yrs • F •
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Wait... go back to how you connected "simplicity is key" to automatic reflex.

Define sequences, please? Are you saying that our existence has simplified our being (by, for instance, the autonomic nervous system creates an urge that pushes our lungs to breathe as a form of survival), which could potentially be dangerous? If you apply that to something like intuition - are you saying our gut reactions are dangerous because people are able to manipulate them?

I'm confused as to how you are connecting the phrase "simplicity is key" to "automatic/non-reflective sequences" and what your definition of that is. Example?

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 30yrs • M •
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Cryptic i think i know what you mean, sometimes when someone says something and out of learned reaction we just respond by saying something that has been said in a similar situation. But by doing so may cause massive offense in that situation.

We do this with physical actions as well, the question i would like to have answered is do people like soldiers have the same automatic response with things like killing and injuring people. With very little thought of their actions until after it is over.

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 31yrs • M •
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quote:
Wait... go back to how you connected "simplicity is key" to automatic reflex.


The title is related because I was just trying to get across the point that we use fixed action patterns to make our life simpler i.e. "Simplicity is key"
quote:
What your definition of that is. Example?


In our lives we have to make many complicated decisions and we all have limits on the capacity for complexity. So we search for reliable short-cuts and cues aka fixed action patterns.

For example, habits you may do with out realizing it like twitching your leg and biting your nails you may not realize you do it but it could be a signal other can read.

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Are you saying our gut reactions are dangerous because people are able to manipulate them?


I am saying they are dangerous because we don't realize we do the short cuts in our lives because they are so learned ands internalized that because of our lack of awareness we could loose control and be manipulated.

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