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Why tradition is important

02 07 12 - 09:28

Towards the end of the 1880s, James turned his attention to the relationship between emotion and behaviour. Our everyday experience tells us that your emotions cause you to behave in certain ways. Feeling happy makes you smile, and feeling sad makes you frown. Case closed, mystery solved. However, James became convinced that this commonsense view was incomplete and proposed a radical new theory.

James hypothesised that the relationship between emotion and behaviour was a two-way street, and that behaviour can cause emotion. According to James, smiling can make you feel happy and frowning can make you feel sad. Or, to use James's favourite way of putting it: "You do not run from a bear because you are afraid of it, but rather become afraid of the bear because you run from it."

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Subsequent research has shown that the same effect applies to almost all aspects of our everyday lives. By acting as if you are a certain type of person, you become that person – what I call the "As If" principle. - The Guardian

A common cultural values system gives you something to shoot for while putting you in position with behavioral conditioning that emphasizes the best of your behaviors. This allows you to be more than you. Social chaos does not do this.

eight comments

this is bullshit. You run from a bear because the last few million years of evolution make us hard wired to fear things that can rip our faces off Steve - 02-07-’12 11:49
Cowboy Killer
Steve actually stumbles upon a good point for nihilists. What exactly constitutes a sort of "quintessential" CAUSE? Do you see a bear, then run, then feel an "emotion?" Or do you see a bear, then feel an emotion, then run? Do you feel an emotion and run simultaneously? At the end of the day it doesn't matter what causes what, all that matters is survival. Furthermore, an environment does not CAUSE evolution, rather, an environment kills off those not fit to survive. An environment does not IMBUE qualities at all. Cowboy Killer - 02-07-’12 15:51
Indo Aryan Superman
Screw that shit. Just get high. GET HIGH GET HIGH GET HIGH

Getting high makes you the type of person who gets high. Indo Aryan Superman - 02-07-’12 18:24
Heres in Provinces only Panda has until year of sheep next wan do. So maybe not runs to fear yes. Still homage festivals in ancestor poo sometime pays when Ministry of State Security no watching. Such keep tradition in here. BM ON CHINA BLACKS METAL (URL) - 02-07-’12 20:41
think about it
no tradition is stupid.....orelse tell u wife to burn hersrlf alive if u die before her....or y not marry ur children as soon as they are born!....we should create new values based on facts and understanding of the world....not linger to stupid trdition of past.....that doesnt mean we cnt learn from past but living in past is stupid.... think about it (Email ) - 03-07-’12 07:26
whatever, i dont like black pussy and i dont wanna go back to africa...

you fascist ass dorks need to recognize... adrian - 03-07-’12 11:19
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I think some of ANUS and AMERIKA's views are contrived to domesticate and neuter proles. Humility, small-talk, loyalty, basically not living life to it's fullest, are good ways to constrain annoying and stupid people gash sniff winky - 03-07-’12 19:56
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