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Mysterious Mind

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates Mind is a philosophical concept that refers to the subjective experience of thought, consciousness, and awareness.  The mind is an essential topic of inquiry in both philosophy and psychology.  Philosophers explore questions such as:  What is it?  What does it refer to?  What happens when we die?  Is it a product of the brain?  Is it separate from the body?  Can we know anything about it?  These are complex questions for which there are no easy answers. Psychologists investigate topics such as memory, perception, and emotions.  They also study how the brain enables mental processes. Philosophers have long debated what exactly constitutes the mind. Some argue that it is strictly the domain of cognitive functions, such as memory, reason, and judgment.  Others contend that it also includes emotions and feelings. And still, others claim that the mind extends beyond our individual selves and encompasses the collective conscious

How to Identify Thinking Errors?

Thinking errors are the little nuggets of flawed thinking that sneak into our brains, and lead us to make irrational decisions.  Thinking errors are unhelpful thinking habits. They are also known as cognitive distortions or cognitive biases. A thinking error or bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment that occurs in specific situations. The pattern can be either irrational, or logical but based on an inaccurate perception of the situation. Our minds are geared to find patterns from past experiences and make predictions on how future experiences will be the same. But sometimes our minds make incorrect assumptions, and this can lead to thinking errors or cognitive distortions.  Thinking errors can be useful as they act as a shortcut to finding what works and what doesn’t. They help us to react quickly to things that are familiar to us. However, they can lead to thinking errors, such as jumping to conclusions or believing stereotypes.  Thinking errors can cause us to think that we are a