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Apr 08, 2019 07:33:10

Altered state of mind

by @Arcticloon PATRON | 218 words | 311🔥 | 311💌

Janne Koponen

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It's hard to change your mind once it's set. It's also surprisingly easy to set your mind when you still don't have an opinion. Depending on the source you probably fix your mind to the first "fact" you hear about the matter or decide to oppose it. After that nothing can change that fixation anymore. At least not easily.

We have elections coming here in Finland. Time to once again choose your party and try to find a suitable candidate among all those that promise so much. While trying to find one for myself I have noticed those biases in me. I have my own opinions, principles and even prejudices. Even if I try to keep my mind open I have caught myself skipping candidates despite all those election quizzes giving high match between our opinions, just because they represent the wrong party.

I have also noticed I have started giving different answers more I do those quizzes. I try to match my answers more on those that my "chosen" candidate would answer.

It's subtle, I almost missed it. But even being aware of those things it's easy to fall for them if you are not careful. Luckily I realized it before it would have been too late. This time I have chosen differently. I changed my mind.

Originally published at arcticloon.fi

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    @Arcticloon <<After that nothing can change that fixation anymore. At least not easily.>>
    omg... yes, that is like that...
    There are 2 ways I think. (THIS IS MY OPINION and I AM GOING TO STICK TO IT hahahaha!)
    Some people do not go deeper, decide for the "superficial" choice and are ok. Well, at least I usually am.
    Others dig deep, investigate, research... then make their decision, seemingly more reasonably, based on the facts
    I never was one of them. There were times I envied this determination to see the whole picture (I just realised I do have areas of life where I dig deep and try to see the situation from all angles, but these are very personal matters, where mental meets emotional. Maybe just these are the topics I care for). But I never ever regretted my "gut choice". Even buying a flat, choosing bank for mortgage, voting for "my" party, choosing a doctor... a spouse :-)))
    And I know people, who actually did all the research, studied all the options and... made horrible decisions. Maybe it was just unavoidable for them no matter the choice, i dont know.
    I believe that this "gut choice" comes from subconscious and also is based on deep knowledge, only it is knowledge penetrating us without us necessarily realising it.
    It is actually much more difficult to deceive the subconscious... Well, there are technics...
    So at least dont bet yourself that you don't do enough to make the write choice. Sometimes one look at somebodies face is enough for our brain to read that person in full extend

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 17:01:13
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