I watched this interesting episode of Impact Theory on YouTube and I’ve heard something which I found to be very interesting (if you watch the episode, you’ll find more interesting things like how we try to find a cause – effect connection in random situations). Moran Cerf said that we have different people inside our brains.
My first thought was “Wait, what?” so I replayed that to make sure I’ve heard correctly. Actually, it’s not about different people, but different aspects of our personality which might come from different people or from different situations (by the way, this reminded me of the animated movie Inside Out (2015) which is very interesting). Apparently there is some sort of argument or battle inside ourselves (which we are not always aware of) from which it is decided what should we do in a certain situation (real or imaginary – we’re good at inventing sh*t). You can see this as a battle between the ID and the Super – ego from Freud’s perspective and Ego is some sort of the outcome of those two (this is a very simplifies schematic).
Those “people” fight and we do as the winner decide. If we’re satisfied with that outcome, that “person” gets more powerful so the next time there is a higher chance to listen to that person so the battle is not that powerful. Is like we have a bunch of scientists inside our heads that propose different theories and one of them gets tested. Some of them are brave enough to propose crazy theories while others propose theories that proved to work in past situations. Some of the scientists are crazy, others are mad, others are excited and so on, but we probably are not aware of them and we only “see” the proposed theory. One of the reasons I say we should see the thoughts we have as theories is because of this. If we do question the propose theory, we might be able to find the other ones as well.
What do you think about this idea? Have you noticed the argument between your “scientists”?