Trial And Error
William James is an old school psychologist.
Around the early 1900’s.
He’s known for being a pragmatist.
Up until his time, all kinds of people had all kinds of convoluted theories about the mind and how it worked.
But he was heavily influenced by Darwin’s relatively new theory of evolution.
Which is basically trial and error.
Every time a new generation is made, there are errors.
If the errors are “better” they are kept.
If they are not, they aren’t kept.
James had this same basic idea of how “free will” emerges.
When we are born, we don’t have free will.
We don’t have self awareness.
It needs to be developed.
But we do have a ton of instincts.
And these instincts get expressed in random ways in random situations.
Once our brain develops, and we start to develop free will and self awareness, we can choose.
We can look back over the things we’ve done, and pick the best options.
And this is how we, as individuals, continue to evolve over our lives.
We try random things in random situations.
Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.
Then later, when we’re in a new situation, we can check back and use a best case “guess” of what to do in that situation.
Based on what worked in previous similar situations.
This means we have a built in, natural learning system in our brains.
It’s not passive by any means.
You can’t really learn behaviors by sitting and listening to some guy talk.
But essentially, all life is “practice.”
Only we don’t think of it as practice.
If you play videos for an hour a day, that’s EXACTLY what you are doing.
You are practicing playing video games.
Only you don’t call it practice.
But if you were to play the piano for an hour a day, this is EXACTLY what you’d call it.
A never ending stream of behaviors.
Some “successful” some not so “successful.”
The more of these experiences you have (where and when to put your fingers on the keys) the better you’ll get.
If you want to get better at something, practice whatever it is.
Some people don’t like this idea.
Some people want to get better without putting in the practice.
Kind of like people who want to lose weight without eating less or exercising more.
Or some people want to make a ton of money without practicing the skill of making money.
Or talking to cute girls, or giving speeches or anything else that can make for an enjoyable life.
All you need to do is get in the game, stay in the game, and keep getting better.
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