GeorgeCopeland wrote: Eric M Russell wrote:
The parts of our brain that we use on the job tend to become the most dominant, and that carries over into our daily lives and off hours.
I think that is an excellent point. When you spend hundreds of hours trying to think like the machine, you start to think like the machine. Right/wrong yes/no on/off black/white. Unfortunately, this type of thinking is a poor fit for real life, which is an analog of grey shades. Thinking like the machine can lead us into many mistakes where binary reasoning does not apply. I struggle against this constantly.
Binary decision making doesn't mean that the output is either black or white. It just means there is a logical thought process that, while not perfect, it improves over time with training and access to better information. Actually, I consider myself more flexible and reasonable than most neuro-typical people, because my core opinions are not set in stone based on group identity.
Yes, logical thinking is a poor fit for interpersonal relationships - but can be useful for many other aspects of life.
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho