This makes memories very unreliable source for understanding reality, an unreliability which we should take into account when we want to make any conclusion based on memories. Our stance as humans, however, is not like this as some, many, of these images are clearly embedded into our minds.
It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different results - this saying clearly embodies one of if main (if not the main) postulates of all human societies - in just a few words, it describes both the function that all people have in a society (making the world behave uniformally for everyone) and what to do with the people who refuse to take part in that task (label them as “insane” i.e. abolish them from it).
In reality, this principle is not quite true. Let’s take an example - let’s say that I experience something that brings me positive emotions. According to this principle, I would associate the emotions with the thing (or more precisely with its appearance) and I would strive to do that same thing over and over again in order to get the same result i.e. I’d think that “More is better”, but there are many occasions in which it is not actually true, for example, consuming more food is not always better.
Someone would say that the example is stupid and that anyone in their right mind would know when they should stop eating. I’d argue that the reality of it is that most of us don’t know (or we know in theory but not in practice), so we eat too much too often and we get fat. So even this stupid and elementary falacy is something that we have issues grasping, and is, I think, enough to show my point - the thought that “more is better” is an inherent defect of the causality law and in the way we perceive the world, which cannot in any way be removed.
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Nassim Taleb often deals with the humans inability to see and account for uncertainty.
Marshal McLuhan talks a lot about the cultural aspect of our worldview in the book “Understanding media…”