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Why PSE?

posted Jun 1, 2016, 7:05 PM by Jake Vosloo   [ updated Aug 4, 2020, 3:59 PM ]

What is PSE?

The term PSE is just a placeholder as there's no clearly defined brand name that represents this concept. The below is an attempt to define what a PSE is.

The human mind is built to protect you as if you are living in the stone age. Your mind is not evolved to handle modern technology nor does it evolve to meet the new requirements as quickly as technology is changing. Your mind’s purpose is to protect you from things that can kill you and to keep you from being rejected by your social group, which would cause you to be killed by something if you were living in the stone age.

The PSE is designed to elevate your mind above the limitations of its evolution, I call it assisted evolution. It builds on top of what you already have and make it more powerful and better adapted to the modern world. The PSE doesn’t interfere with your minds’ functionality in that your mind will still be able to protect you from being killed but the PSE will help you identify when your mind is over protective and it will help you navigate the complexities of the modern digital jungle.

If you read this and wonder what the PSE is, hold on I will be writing about that a bit later. First go read the book by Shawn T. Smith: "The User's Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It"

Here's a quick summary of the book:

Your mind is not built to make you happy; it’s built to help you survive. So far, it’s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life?

Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), The User’s Guide to the Human Mind is a road map to the puzzling inner workings of the human mind, replete with exercises for overriding the mind’s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-being—even when your mind has other plans.

Read the book and you will:

  • Find out how your mind tries to limit your behavior and your potential.
  • Discover how pessimism functions as your mind’s error management system.
  • Learn why you shouldn’t believe everything you think.
  • Overrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your mind and your life.