Most of our choices are made in autopilot – outside of our conscious control.
There’s an old adage: “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man”. As much as 95% of our habits and behaviors are patterned in the first 5-6 years of life.
This is because our first learning is conducted by mirror neurons. These neurons mimic what we “see” in our environment – both consciously and subconsciously.
While you think that this form of learning disappears as we get older, it’s still there. Our subconscious continues to have zero filter. It sees two things and, instinctively wants to make an association between them.
Our mind does not just make connections between people, places and things but also connects context. This is why […]