Nor do I believe, that anything is good or bad. A thing can only be good or bad for something.
I don’t believe, that mythical thinking is endangered either (Do I believe in anything?). Mythical thinking is absolutely necessary in certain situations.
E.g. You must master mythical thinking, if you want to master (Finnic or other) epic singing (unless you want to be a disguised parrot).
Still I hate the daily practice of presenting mythical arguments for the logical ones in politics.
People should be aware, that there is nothing wrong with mythical thinking in the spheres, where it works well and they could admit themselves, that they think this way all the time.]]>
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It is just another myth in our culture. We BELIEVE it to be too rational.
Our daily life is full of myths. Our knowledge about surrounding reality is more than often insufficient to make logical conclusions or presumptions.
Pop-culture, advertising, political campaigns, media news … all rely on mythical thinking.
Almost nothing has changed from the times of Socrates. People think, that they are rational, but they very seldom torture themselves with logical thinking when they are not forced to.
Mythical thinking is more natural for us. I do my best to be aware, when I base on mythical or logical reasoning.]]>
Nice site, insightful. I’ve just done a page on this topic, from a slightly different perspective. find it here
I’m going to add you to my blogroll if you don’t mind
Certain aspects of the mythos are common to all humans but are unique because of gender, color of skin, sexuality, place of residence, and a million other variables, some tiny, some not so tiny.
Break too far out of the cultural mythos and you become insane or an enemy of the state; perhaps an outcast, if you are lucky.]]>