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We wear suits. We strive to be “politically correct”. We stop at red lights and go when they turn green. We work 40 hour work weeks. We have systems for everything. A legal system, an education system, a healthcare system, and so on. We shake hands when we meet, we say things like “nice to meet you” or “have a nice day”. We groom ourselves, wear clothes that are acceptable, we teach our children mainline ideas and views so they’ll be accepted by the rest of society. I’m not pointing these things out specifically to demonize one aspect in particular, but rather to make a contrast. It seems we have most of the surface level things down (even though much of this conditioning is abstract and like everything else in the universe…is subjective). (more…)