We are all constantly being influenced by the world around us, with every image that we see, every thought that we have, and the people that we meet daily change our mindset slightly each day. Our conversations form these new ideas in which could be heavily influenced by what is currently going on at the time.
The news that grips the minds of each community ends up unifying each person that takes part in discussing about it. It forms bonds with these people, regardless if it really isn’t the most impactful type of news, we still relate with one another by our shared perspective of it, or we are given a different point of view that overtakes our own.
Some of our cherished values came from these different viewpoints, and with a little bit of self-exploration, any person can discover what ended up to them believing in this particular value by retracing the origin of thought. The moment when this thought became a part of who you are now.
We have so many of these instances, but we never get the chance to fully understand who we are by the time we establish our connection with these values.
Look at it from this perspective, if you were to be in a relationship with someone, which you two had many experiences with one another, that you influenced each other to make many decisions, and you two basically ended up forming a singular identity due to making these decisions; at a certain point, many people tend to think about the person that they were before, and start separating themselves from the person that they are at that point.
This only arises because of the fear of change, and the lack of historical evidence. Historical evidence is mentioned because a country can have a sense of nationalism, but it means nothing if there is a disconnection with the steps that led to appreciating the established morals, and values. Just in the same way that a person can have a sense of appreciation for themselves, and established views, but they have no beginning – they are just a continuation of a belief that is led blindly till the point that it breaks the person apart, since there was never a foundation to withhold it.
The self feels lost, and confused at who they are at this point, and it takes a long time of introspection to get out of this feeling, once someone has built themselves up to an extreme degree. We will or we have gone through this at one point our life, because of our focus on everything else, but ourselves.
There will be an article written later on that will give some options on how to handle this period of time with introspection, and deductive reasoning, but an introduction to this topic is needed first.
Here are some sources that can help as well.
Deductive Reasoning Introspection
This goes with the article previously written called, ‘Seeing the Other Side’, since it looks at how a person can rightfully understand the views that they hold, which I think will strengthen the impact of this article.