Using the environment as a sounding-board is judged by most doctors to be a sign of infirmity. I would argue quite differently.
I would suggest that when we employ what we see as triggers for subconscious thinking, we are using – most importantly, stumbling across and renewing again our acquaintance with – some of the highest-level and still generally uncaptured intuitive and arational ideas out there.
Medicine has trained us into being fearful of our symbolic sides. Fearful to the extent that they sometimes reserve the right to lock us up for enjoying them so.
My company Better Biz Me Ltd will train us once more to embrace this symbolism that I allude to: to become more accurate and efficient thinkers all round, able to predict and anticipate both the violences of neo-terrorism and the fullest encounters of total human comprehension.
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