I’ve long been fascinated with the works of behavioral scientists, which are devoted to trying to answer the question of why we humans think and do as we do. I’ve learned how hard-wired we are to be influenced by media and our peers, and how truly difficult it is for us to think “outside of the box,” or to avoid Group-Think. This blog will be the first in a series on this topic and will be dedicated to one of my favorite topics – NBA basketball.
As I see it, there are two competing philosophies on the organization of human life on earth. In the first, freedom is prized above all else. The thinking here goes that every human life is imbued with a spirit from God and is on a journey of both self-discovery and growth. The second holds that most of humanity is dumb and oriented towards bad behavior, and must be controlled by a small and enlightened elite for the good of the greater society.