Recent studies into how human beings think about members of other social groups reveal that biases sometimes operate beyond our conscious control. Called implicit bias, the tendency to be suspicious of people we perceive as strangers or “not like us” probably evolved early in our ancestry, when small groups of humans competed against each other for precious resources like food and water. Today, our brains’ inherent tendency to stereotype can result in discrimination, injustice and conflict. (1)
It all started with an unconscious reaction.
Which then became a conscious action.
At the end, it is conscious reaction which will save us again.
Leading back at an unconscious state of action…
You did dream of that river.
But you decided to wake up.
Now you must go to sleep again.
And let go.
For the river to drag you into nothingness…