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We've all had those feelings. You see a person and just sense you shouldn't get involved with them. You know you need to slow down right before highway patrol turns the corner. But what do we chalk it up to? Is it coincidence? Is it a collection of learned behaviors and consequences that we subconsciously use to categorize events? Or is there still something left to be explained about the mind? Perhaps something that goes beyond logical reasoning?
You know you need to slow down right before highway patrol turns the corner. But what do we chalk it up to? Is it coincidence?
Perhaps that is true in many cases. One possibility I offered up is that we have subconsciously categorized events and outcomes in such a way so that we may be more inclined to expect a particular result. The majority of times I have slowed down while driving has not been in fear of causing an accident but a fear of being pulled over. Therefore when I see a police officer after I slow down I would naturally associate it with the fact that at some level I had been expecting it.
But while these things can easily enough be summarized as coincidences or learned behaviors, it is not so easy to disprove the entire notion of intuition. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has sensed when someone is looking at you from behind or with your eyes closed.
As an old hand told me, it is life by the braille method... You feel your way through, and some times the emotions speak better truth than does reason...There is a time to take council of your fears, and of all your emotions, and that is most of the time...
You see a person and just sense you shouldn't get involved with them.