the theory of evolution suggests that we adapt to our environment
let me consider this in a social context
there are those who adapt.
adapt to social norms
those who follow the rules, who go with the flow, take the mainstream.
science calls this neural conditioning
our brain has many neuros which work by association
the more closely you think of two things, an actual neural path will be created between these two neurons to shorten the distance between them
it’s the reason why we learn new things. why new things become habbits, why we can adapt
but around me there are friends who haven’t
not in a biological way. they’re not climbing around the school
they don’t think straightly. they see things in different ways, not their accepted place, value, position, definition
they seem the world in a different order, in a different way from us
their way of thinking is baffling because it is unthinkable
it’s not something to be learned.
but let’s apply it even broader.
i’m sure all humans are born differently because we all have unique genetic makeups.
so the only reason that all of us grown up to behaving similarly is through neural conditioning
society imposes their values, concepts on us and forces us to adapt them
or else we become a minority, a group that is not in sync with the society.
do we need to be conditioned?
every new movement, technology was created by these people who were not conditioned
because they hadn’t accepted the world as it is, hadn’t adapted to the principles
they saw the world in a different way
think of fashion. think of music. think of literature.
every new movement, every new style, every new era was founded by someone who was not accepted at first and only was appreciated years later.
conditioning allows us to be more efficient but it is a trade between efficiency and originality.