Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
  • Locked thread
Kazak
Jan 10, 2012



mr_gay_sex_fan posted:

Because the implication is that the thinking self just rationalizes decisions and motivations made at a deeper level. The mind lies to itself to make it all the more easier for us to conceal our motives from others. Like the straight guy who convinces himself he really prefers having girls as friends over dudes but really what's going is that his deeper primitive mind is just having him carry out a strategy of hanging around females so he can increase his mating opportunities.

That's not deep seated unconscious/subconscious behavior at all, five minutes of quiet introspection would reveal to himself his horndog way.

I don't believe that the subconscious homunculus is the big player in our lives we all make it out to be. We just do things sometimes without knowing or caring why, but it's not because a deeper shadow self is at the wheel, we've only developed a routine.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Kazak
Jan 10, 2012



GbS is brimming with stray

  • Locked thread