Our mind can easily and unknowingly fall in a priming situation where certain things prepare ourself to take a certain decision based on association.
Unfortunately, a strongly primed System One cand fool System Two into believing it's story.
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With it's lighting fast reactions, System One is present in almost every common situation. It's actions are sometimes unstoppable and can be trained to steal tasks from the second System.
Depending on the complexity, here are some tasks that System One makes:
Being slower but very powerful, this part of the brain can partialy suppes the other one while taking control on our body and forming logical and complex operations that need an attention span while being easily interrupted, like:
"The world makes much less sense than you think. The coherence comes mostly from the way your mind works.”"
Our brains have two "systems" that complement eachother, with their own capabilities, limitations and functions.
Your mind likes the feeling of coherence and sentiment of habit, of déjà-vu.
From an evolutionnary point of view, Sapiens needs to have a construction of reality clear.
D. Kahnemann calls this process the System 1. This is a cognitive agent which is trying to explain all of you hear, see and feel by a causal link.
A first way to improve your critical mind is to admit that chance, at least multiple causes make events happen.
The main function of System 1 is to maintain and update a model of your personal world, which represents what is normal in it.
Consider driving your car from home to work on a quiet road.
You understand the tasks involved, such as using your car's indicators, accelerating, decelerating and so on, but breaking down exactly what you did to reach the office safely, step-by-step is difficult. Driving your car along a familiar route is intuitive.
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