posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:10 AM
Personally, I do think that our beliefs,views, and values are the seeds of our behaviors.
They determine our view of the world and our relationship with it, so they form our perceptions and reactions.
So I listen and observe others to see what kinds of experiences they have, and what kinds of views and values they have.
If I see behaviors I too, would like to develop, I consider adopting their views. It's not as easy as that, because even one twist in their system
from thought can change what will come out of them - I need to analyze carefully and in depth to see what parts of their system I would like to adopt
and which I don't.
But yeah, I do feel a certain responsibility for the beliefs and values I choose, because I become an agent of dispersion then - I become an example
for others to observe too. I will propogate those ideas; I will carry those memes out into the world, and help them further their mission of survival
and reproduction. So I try to consider their potential effects on a wider scale beyond myself. I also keep in mind that others need to exist as well,
even if very different. Variety is necessary as many of the roles we'd like to play are relative and need opposing players.