Memory Comparisons Appear To Generate Feelings: Watch It For Yourself

Concerned Global Citizen
3 min readSep 19, 2020

The more one looks the more one sees parallels between humans and computers.

Watch how the mind “recalls” a memory, then “compares” it to either what is, or some other memory. This process appears to be what generates or creates “feelings”.

Thoughts and feelings can be observed to be the part of the same movement. Particular types, or kinds thoughts generate particular types, or kinds of feelings.

example:

I have a crush on someone.

Whenever I see that someone, I blush.

Why is this?

Well, it would appear that, in that particular moment, when I see that “special” someone I’m almost experiencing a form of some sort of mild psychological “shock”. Like you’ve been caught doing something you shouldn’t have been doing, but that’s just also absolutely exhilarating at the same time. So we appear to experience degrees of both, pain and pleasure in that moment of the acknowledgement of that “other”.

When I see them I say to myself…”oh my god…, there’s so-and-so, they’re so beautiful! Or, “there so friggin hot!” We blow that person up into the size of a greek god. We worship them because we see something we believe is great. So naturally, in the presence of a god, we feel timid, shy, and/or even afraid. We feel unworthy. To forever feel lesser than, to forever live in awe of, etc..

Why is it that we feel these sorts of things?

How did it come to this? How do we come to building this person up to ourselves? How does it happen? Is memory involved in all of this some how? If so, how?

We start telling ourselves things about this person, that may, or may not be true. And the sort’s of things we tell ourselves some thought of the form “…there’s no one like ‘__this_person’s_name__’” So it is precisely these types of thoughts that generate the above described feelings. To make a statement, or have an intention such as this requires that a “comparison” be made. to make The statement “there’s no one like this person” has implied within it the comparison with every other person in existence in order to make the judgement or determination that “yup, there’s no one else on the planet like you…. I just checked my memory.”

So now this person becomes an immensely powerful object of desire in the desiring person’s life. And so they become the “dream”. The dream of actually getting to “be” with this most exalted person. So now that this person is the object of desire, anything we tell ourselves about them must conform only to thoughts which produce “a good feeling”, or are “pleasurable” in some way. So, in this way the person acts like a drug in us and we’re not even with them!

So we have a connection between “thoughts” and “feelings”. These don’t appear to be two separate things as we ordinarily think, but instead appear to be a part of one continuous movement of the experience of the alternating phenomena of “thought — feeling — thought — feeling”.

Perhaps this whole this is just a part of the whole “measure/record”, “recall”, “compare”, and “judge” process of thought?

Is any of this true?

Please look to see if you can see what is being point to here for yourself. Observe like a scientist, impartially. If you’re partial to something other than what it is you’re observing while you’re observing, then you’re probably not really observing, and if you’re not observing then you have no chance of “seeing” and then really changing.

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