The Human Mind – A Super-Computer
Obviously, the human mind is THE most powerful and complex computing system anyone could imagine. And, like any other computing system, it uses the same binary system to operate it.
It doesn’t matter how complicated a computer system is. It doesn’t matter which operating system it uses to make life simple for it’s users. The entire system is controlled by answering questions to which the answer is true, or false (1, or 0). The binary system.
The human mind, with all of it’s complex thought processes, moral decisions, internal belief systems, it’s rules about people, places, religions, etc. ALSO makes all of it’s decisions using the same system.
The only difference, is that the preprocessor it uses isn’t true, or false, it’s Pain, or Pleasure.
“will this decision create more pain, or generate more pleasure?“
How it works
Every single decision you have ever made, or will ever make, will be based on the answer to that question.
Let’s say you’re speaking to an extrovert, who lives for excitement and a sense of ‘experience’ in everything he does. You tell him that you’ve just bought him an gift. It’s a ticket for an experience that involves sitting on the back of a high powered racing motorcycle whilst it speeds around a race track at over 100mph.
He, asks himself the question, which in all likely hood will get the following response…
“If we crash, I could be seriously injured, or maybe even killed and that would be bad. But, what a wonderful, fantastic experience it would be, something I wouldn’t want to miss even if there is a risk, after all, there’s a risk in everything you do, might as well enjoy it! When do we go?”
For this person, the benefits (pleasure) of taking part in this activity far out way the possible risks (pain) associated to it.
Now offer the same gift to a person who is introverted, likes to have a sense of security and certainty about him and doesn’t like to take risks. When they ask themselves the question they will probably get the following response…
“I COULD DIE!!!! Why would I put my life in the hands of a person I’ve never even met before? ARE YOU MAD???”
For him, the possible risks far out way the benefits.
The actual response will be different for everyone, but always in response to that simple question.
Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.
The next time you make a decision, analyse your answer afterwards and I guarantee the question you asked to get your answer, was about the pain and pleasure associated to it.
You can use that to your advantage 😉