Re: Re: Wade's last week's phrase of the day...

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    Hi Mark,
    You write,
    > But what really drives our conformity behavior, why so often when we
    recognise in ourselves irrational conformity behavior, we can't then change

    << That bugs me too, though !
    But personal I would turn your question upsude down.
    What makes it for us so difficult to be an " real individual " !?
    I understand the importance of being part of a group, survival- like that
    is, but than only for those dark years of our existence.
    We have since then moved up a little bit further upon the ladder of life
    and nowadays individuality is a modern concept.
    We have the abilities the move away fom any given group but we do not.
    Why !?

    In a Darwinian- sense, our neural/ memetic connections are fighting just
    like all the rest for space. The Darwinian struggle/ competition for
    has been won by those ' collective/ group/ conformism ' advances.
    IMO, nowadays, those connections are loosing their grip, " use it or lose
    it ".
    And why can 't we change those habits !?
    Yes, maybe because those things were hard wired into our existence, but
    in a more memetical sense, individualistic memes were to soft to survive due
    to facts like survival, society, religion, environment, etc... which were
    stronger. But we evolved and IMO, in our ' modern ' times individualistic
    memes has a far more greater chance to survive due to science, due to the
    collapse of society ( its degeneration), due to the collapse of religion....
    and maybe to the memes themselves if we take their selfish behavior for



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