The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry us through our lives so we don’t have to stop and think about it every time we wipe our ass or start a car.
The problem is that we tend to make decisions without really thinking about them. When we are on autopilot, we don’t really consider the consequences of our actions. In other words, we just do them. So when we decide to stop eating cheese, we aren’t really thinking about the food we are about to eat. We just decide to.
The problem is when we’re on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot. Because when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them. Whereas a person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
But it is so hard to actually tell if the person is aware of all these little things, or if it’s all just stuff we can’t really know we are aware of. The problem is that when we’re not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them.
But it is so hard to actually tell if the person is aware of all these little things, or if its all just stuff we cant really know we are aware of. The problem is that when we were not even aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them.
I suppose, in a way, this is the same thing as the “I’m just a zombie” thing. If I was a zombie (with no self awareness) then I have no control over my actions. If I was a zombie, I couldn’t possibly do the things I do.
The same thing applies to people who aren’t aware of when they’re on autopilot. It seems as though a lot of our autopilot habits, routines, impulses, and reactions is to not stop and think about them. It also makes it hard to know what we are doing or why we are doing it. People who are always on autopilot can’t know that they are on autopilot. If they are on autopilot they can’t stop and think about their actions.
So to fix this, we need to stop our autopilot patterns. I am not saying that you have to stop playing video games, I am asking you to stop using your computer. I am not saying you have to stop talking on the phone, I am asking you to stop using your phone. When I am not using my phone, my mind and my mind and my thoughts and my feelings are all on autopilot. The same thing applies when I dont use my computer.
In the case of the PC, we just want to keep the computer on autopilot as much as possible. This is due to the fact that we are computers, and it is much more efficient to let our software run in the background rather than have it constantly thinking about the task at hand.
It’s a natural phenomenon, but in the case of the PC, we are also aware of this fact. This is because the PC is a hardware device. A hardware device is always aware of its surroundings, and automatically takes into account any possible danger it might face (be it an electromagnetic attack, a power surge, or a virus). In the case of the PC, we’re forced to deal with this fact because the PC itself is a computer.