"Your mind is a highly evolved, highly effective pattern-recognition device. It is also extremely lazy, very resistant to change, and deeply committed to being right and playing it safe. It tends to operate on a series of what we call conditioned responses, as they are an effective survival mechanism. Unfortunately, while conditioned responses serve hunters well, they severely limit our ability to expand our awareness in the modern world."
— Chris Majer
The Power To Transform
Whether you subscribe to the African origin hypothesis, which argues that Homo sapiens arose in Africa and migrated out of the continent around 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, or support the alternative multiregional hypothesis, which asserts that Homo sapiens evolved as geographically separate but interbreeding populations stemming from a worldwide migration of Homo erectus out of Africa nearly 2.5 million years ago, humans have been around for quite some time.
Given that (and those two different points of view), we the people spent somewhere between 90,000 and 2,490,000 years hunting & gathering as primative primates. By some accounts, our biology remains 99.979 percent the same as that with which our ancestors were gifted. And that includes our brain & our mind.
Use your imagination for just a bit and compare your life & work to the lives and daily "To do" list of our ancestors.
What possibilities does our 50,000 year old pattern-recognition software and its conditioned responses operating our human computer open... and what possibilities does it close?
Please, let me know what you think.
I appreciate you!