It's Become Harder To Slip The Reins Of Our Conditioned Minds, And
More Expensive Too
In order for us to think differently and create a new culture devoid
of commercialism, we need to escape our conditioned minds. Moshe
Feldenkris, in his book The Potent Self, describes the process as
"slipping the reins of our conditioned minds."
Feldenkris discusses experiments with pigeons which had been
conditioned to peck a disk to receive a food reward. If the pigeons
are given drugs or alcohol the conditioning is lost--the pigeons no
longer remember to peck the disk to receive food. When the effects of
the drugs or alcohol wear off, the conditioning reappears--the
pigeons again peck the disk to receive food.
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