Jan 30, 2019 22:14:19

I Want To Break Free

by @rasmusrygh | 245 words | 4πŸ”₯ | 32πŸ’Œ | 10πŸ’§

Rasmus Rygh

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Today has been filled with a lot of unidentified thoughts and general worry, yet the experience of calmness has been present in some moments. I have read about the brains modular network and how it controls a lot of our beliefs and impulses. The brain is wired so that the modular network that usually β€œwins” most fights against other modules becomes the norm for an action. This means that if we used to be good at withstanding the temptation of a chocolate bar, but eventually started to give in to it, it will soon become a habit because that modular network keeps winning historically.

I have identified a modular network creating a belief in myself, and this one's connected to my social life.

I often believe that social interaction will be drawing from my energy bank, and therefore I tend to prefer time alone. This particular modular network has won a lot of the fights over my other social networks, so the belief is quite strong. However, when I go out with friends I usually feel uplifted and full of energy afterward. I think it is safe to say that my brain is playing tricks on me, which also makes me more isolated than I need to be. At some moment in my life, this modular network was probably necessary, but it might have fulfilled its purpose for now. I believe I will have to be mindful of this in the days to come. 

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    @rasmusrygh - Interesting observation. Am a strong believer that the mind controls us though we would like to believe it is otherwise. This is exactly where I love spending time to learn more and improve myself. I like how you have identified the conflict within yourself. Shows a level of self-awareness that isn't common.
    Even for us introverts, I strongly believe that we need people. There is a reason why cultures where people are constantly surrounded by other people - tend to be happier.

    If you haven't already read this funny and informative book -
    "The Geography of bliss."

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 30, 2019 18:36:42
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      @keni Thanks for the great works of encouragement. Really makes my day to receive comments like yours. Oh, and I do love a good book recommendation!

      Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Jan 31, 2019 17:51:45
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