In most societies people are told to respect other people’s opinions or perspectives. While this may sound appropriate there are many people who believe this and still take offence at other people perspectives that do not agree with theirs. We believe that this is a major causes for great separation and suffering in our world amongst brother to brother, community to community and country to country to the point of war and destruction upon sentient beings and our planet.
WHY THIS MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU
As stated, the chemicals that are released in the brain are the same ones that try to ensure our survival in dangerous situations. This is referred to as fight or flight which weakens or even shuts down our immune system exposing us to viruses a diseases that can contribute to illnesses and even death. If we can awaken to that there are not only physiological but neurological and biological consequences when we take offense regardless if we agree with other people’s perspectives or not we can than open our mind to a universe of infinite possibility and that what is being said is just ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE -NOT- THAT IT SHOULD BE YOURS OR ANYONE ELSE’S
As stated in the adjacent video “Specific neurons and neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, trigger a defensive state when we feel that our thoughts have to be protected from the influence of others. If we are then confronted with differences in opinion, the chemicals that are released in the brain are the same ones that try to ensure our survival in dangerous situations. In this defensive state, the more primitive part of the brain interferes with rational thinking and the limbic system can knock out most of our working memory, physically causing “narrow-mindedness”.
We see this simply when someone is stubborn in a discussion. No matter how valuable an idea is, the brain has trouble processing it when it is in such a state. On a neural level, it reacts as if we’re being threatened, even if this threat comes from harmless opinions or facts that we may otherwise find helpful and could rationally agree with.”
ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE -NOT- THAT IT SHOULD BE YOURS OR ANYONE ELSE’S