Overcoming the Amygdala Part 80


A fundamental part of thinking properly is knowing what an ideal is for the thing being looked at or thought about. Only by projecting a correct ideal can a person detect correct departures.

A hairdresser knows what to do to make hair look good because they can project a correct ideal and detect wrongnesses accordingly; same with a dentist, a doctor, a driver, a dancer — anything, anyone. The principle is always the same, and is always ultimately quite simple: projecting a correct ideal reveals departures which can then be traced to a source and that can be adjusted to fix the scene overall.

That’s sane thinking.

Things go wrong, obviously.