Just something I whipped up as I was pondering the nature of humans and this board:
There are people who are ignorant and naïve, who aren’t in a habit of applying sound logic. Then, there are people who are fully aware of logical fallacies, and their senses are piqued for BS and misinformation. These folks think they are special, that they are enlightened and that they are above the masses (and they are to some extent). Some even feel they have a duty to the masses, to help them come to the 2nd stage of enlightenment where they reside in full knowledge. Then, there are the people who have been through both these stages growing up and get bored with the 2nd phase. They no longer get hard-ons from seeing through peoples’ BS. They no longer feel fulfilled by “being right” and showing everyone else they are right. They still do these things and enjoy certain aspects of them, but they become irritated by sitting on their hands because the scientific method tells them to. They are sick of being handcuffed by the 5 senses and they seek to rise above them. This group takes care to not become depraved in their thinking and superfluous in delusions of grandeur, because, indeed, this is what they are mettling with. Oh, make no mistake, this group does occasionally deal with issues in ridiculous ways, by any means of measurement. But on the whole, this group lives life for themselves (unlike many of the 2nd group members who mostly live in terms of other people) and they do very well for themselves by choosing to think like they do. They may not get along with others as well as they could, and their existence may seem very undesirable to those who are not in the group. They may make some mistakes which create problems here and there for themselves. But, this group commonly enjoys an existence far more enriching and fulfilling than the other two. This group is able to enjoy the childlike bliss of the 1st group without internally dealing with the self-destructive, stone-cold “show me” mentality of the 2nd group. This group is mistaken by the 2nd group as a part of the first group, and rightly so because many times there is a very fine line between the two, perceptually anyways. See, the 2nd group can only see what is clear truth. They are bound by numbers, by solid exact observed occurrences and any appeal to what does not fall under these categories is mistaken to be 1st group material.
(It is worth noting, people can function as different groups at different times in their life. No higher force is keeping people in their respective groups. Many of the most successful, influential people are the ones who are predominantly 2nd groupers, but who have a pure enough attitude toward the 3rd group that they dabble in the 3rd groups’ type of thinking at crucial times in their life. These times are when the breakthroughs occur in their lives.)
Now, the 3rd group: This group is willing to do proactive things in the absence of needed information (default actions or contingency plans). This group is willing to do things without sufficient reason, usually in order to get pleasure or peace or well-being, because they know that they may achieve these things if they do the action (and knowing if they do enough of these things, they will hit the nail on the head more than once). The key is that these people are not ashamed about doing this, like the 2nd groupers would be. (Shame keeps many 2nd groupers from reaching the 3rd phase because they feel they have “something to lose” by thinking this way.) 3rd groupers take full advantage of free will by choosing to do things that they are not necessarily conditioned to do. 3rd groupers know that there are opportunities to be “right” (without receiving the “green light” from logic and the scientific method) before the 5 senses can provide materials necessary to be right. 3rd groupers utilize intuition. All the while, 3rd groupers are using the 2nd groups’ logic and science when they feel it is appropriate…… it’s a personal choice in order to produce personal preferences. Which group do you find more appealing, the one which provides total bliss, while destruction lies await…… the one that handcuffs you to the 5 senses and usually results in a cold internal and external existence,…… or the one which offers the sky as the limit, provides ways to transcend the “fight against ignorance” and its accompanying mentality and enables you to be a unique human being? We all have a little of 3 in us and let’s admit it, we like it.