Individual Perspective: You Believe What You Want To!!!


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Michael Shermer stated, “…We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow…”(The Believing Brain).

This defines two patterns of human behavior, when individuals are engaged in the social macro and natural environment. Patternicity is defined as: finding meaningful patterns in both meaningful and meaningless data. Agenticity: infusing patterns with meaning, intention, and agency.

For me things get even more interesting when one considered Synchronicity. Synchronicity as described by Carl Jung is, “acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena..”(carl-jung.net). whereas coincidences are mere collations of interactions, accident or deliberate intention: Synchronicity is the sub-conscious and conscious mind, toggling meaningful patterns of the living experience. If one is able to focus and retain these toggled patterns in a timely manner, they can predict (by simple explanation of the events as they occur) future outcomes or future events. Example is “Wreck of the Titan” by Morgan Robertson was written in 1898, and 14 years before the Titanic sank in 1912.

REFERENCES:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120409110853AAQajaR

http://www.michaelshermer.com/the-believing-brain/

http://www.carl-jung.net/synchronicity.html

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