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Evolution of the mind

Do you feel like you’re still evolving mentally? I feel like it’s a never ending process and it excelled especially after I shedded my religious belief long ago.

Kriptikos 6 Mar 8

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To really live is to be ever evolving in every way. Shedding anything that prevents this is so necessary for a happy, meaningful life. So glad you shed the religion that would deprive you of this.

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I will never stop being curious about things therefore I will never stop learning

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I agree for sure!! I am still learning everyday that i live, as i have went from believer to atheist to agnostic!

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Well, I was always evolving as I studied all religions and went into them for a period of time and when there seem to be nothing else for me at these places I moved on. And, then I moved completely out of all religions and I felt stronger than ever i did in my past.

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I hope everyone is evolving mentally, and I might add socially.

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I stumble a lot and fall a lot, but I always get up and I am stronger when I rise up from the ground. I'm rising now as we speak. Slowly each day.

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Mileading thread title, to refer to the mind in general, followed by misusing the term evolution regarding learning and personal growth. @VictoriaNotes

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I agree and feel that you are exactly correct. We do evolve mentally with time and I'm able to see and remember some of my mistakes and even remarks from years past. I can see when I am wrong and I see recent "mental think" of 5 years ago or even less. I'm amazed at this because it often means I do not agree with myself in recent past. Sometimes it makes me ask mentally if I was an idiot. In my lifetime most of my beliefs have done a 360. I hope all for the better.

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[en.wikipedia.org] The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku is something you may enjoy.

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Always learning something new

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Life is a learning curve

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Not any more, I am aware that I have, but now I am struggling with the few remaining brain cells I have left.

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To me the meaning of Life (writ large) is to evolve. I think we humans devolve as we get older but evolve through learning. There is no question I am evolving (mentally, emotionally and physically) as I make a conscious effort to do so. Unfortunately for many of us there are cretins who think all knowledge comes from some diety and all they have to do is to controll others.

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Maturing definitely...I may be at the end of my 'intellectual evolution" though. I'm no longer the guy who'll pour over text books and retain large portions of them. I amazed myself after recieving a liberal arts degree to be able to easily understand highly technical programming and web design manuals years after my unrelated math and sciences courses. Afterwards, I could go to work on related projects with very little references to tables or other highly specific information in those manuals.

I gave up any hopes of "proving" atheism or any theistic theories early on in high school, having already concluded there is much more to any such answers than any person could possibly know with any certainty.

Today, I have absolutely no desire to program or involve myself in any such "information overload". I don't have the retention of days past and I've found it very frustrating to try.

While all the technical information and research of days past are lost and archaic now anyway, I'm perfectly at peace. If something is interesting and I can find the approriate "cliff notes", I'll check it out. If I am still evolving, it is in now wisdom and creativity over merely gathering information.

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Logic and knowledge are the most sublime, is like having intercourse with the universe every day.

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nope I'm going backwards for sure

lol

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We are constantly experiencing, and hopefully learning.

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I agree..it's definitely a process for me..one that I love exploring, and prodding to greater understanding of myself and the world I inhabit.

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Learning is a never ending process for me. I usually read about an average of a book a day. Mostly novels, form which you can still learn things, and lso soem nonfiction too.

i just find it to be a real delite o come to ba better understandign of the world and of people...although a lot of what I have learned about human nature is often disappointing, havign a better understandign of disappointing behavior goes a logn way to making me feel better about it.

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