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Notes on the upgraded model to address people:

A person is not just a single entity, so when we address someone, which part do we really address? This is essential
in r0oT, where we want to engage people to enhance their own critical thinking and to purge manipulative memes
from themselves.

In order to approach this, we need an upgrade of the model of a person. No more just a single entity, a unified "me".

(this is This model is very simplistic, but it is, however, the most extended one.
just the Unfortunately, it is next to impossible to achieve a change in a person if
just me
head and you use this model. No matter how reasonable you are or how well
part of documented, the "just me" will usually oppose to change.
the body
of a stick
figure)
What we need is cleary an improvement of this model to visualize the
neck difficulties hidden in human communication and try to overcome them. The
head first thing to add is an external layer, or the rational layer.

rational space

Here we have improved something. We know that when we address


someone we usually talk to a more or less rational person. However,
something is going on inside because sooner than later, irrational
behavior appears and usually dominates over the rational one.
This model don't help us much yet. In r0oT, we know that all the
interesting memes are inside, yet people usually expose only the irrational
external layer. space

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meme
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meme

A simple, rational
communication
cannot reach the
desired depth

Let's go little by little. In fact, when we talk to someone, the rational space must open to our partner.
reason shell
reason
reason reason
Here we see how reasons are exchanged because the
reason
reason reason reason shell is open. However, the emotional shell
meme meme remains closed. No matter how many reason we
meme
meme exchanged meme
meme reasons meme
meme exchange, the memes are protected by an emotional
meme
reasonmeme meme
meme reason shield. In fact, reasons usually act as warriors put there
meme
meme meme
meme
reason
reason
to defended the meme core. Reasons are very volatile
reason reason due to the tools of rethorics. Rethorics is an art to give
emotional
apparently strong reasons even if there is no reason at
shell
all in them, but it is very effective at this type of fight.

When we address someone by providing (sending) reasons and there, our reason warriors are identified as intrusers,
the remote host will fabric all type of reason antibodies, because it notices that our reasons are trying to enter into
the meme core. The battle is a rethorical one, in which the remote host feel attacked and what matters is to protect
its memes. This is what we usually experience when trying to change the opinion of someone. It is easy to end up
fighting and degrading the level of the conversation. Here, the word "reason" means rethorics, just that. Reasons can
be used to relate things, but provided a given set of axioms, reasons can proof anything you want.
It is clearly the meme core the set of axioms that produce the reasons of outside. The question is, why are memes
so well protected? The answer is: emotions. The emotional shell is made of emotions. We can upgrade the model
further.

reason Notice here how emotions are shielding the memes (the most deeply rooted
reason elements inside us). Both the emotions and memes are responsible to create
emotion
emotionemotion
emotion the external reasons. Memes can be seen as "definitions" and emotions are
emotion
emotion "axioms". A more scientific mind will create reasons from external facts as well
meme emotion
reason
emotionmeme emotion but here we are depicting a less scientific, more common person.
emotionmemememeemotion
emotion
reason
meme emotion Then, again, how do we make a breach to reach the meme core? I think the
emotion meme
emotion meme
emotion emotion answer becomes clearer now. Apart from opening the reason shell to
emotion emotion
emotion conversate, we need to ask this person to open his/her emotions.
reason emotion

reason external
reason facts can also reason
emotion
reason penetrate now reason
emotion
emotionemotion
emotion exchanged emotionemotion
emotion
emotion emotion
emotion reasons emotion
meme emotion meme emotion
emotionmeme emotion emotionmeme emotion
reason reason
emotionmemememeemotion
emotion
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emotion
meme reason exchanged meme reason
emotion emotion
emotion meme emotions emotion meme
emotion meme emotion emotion meme
emotion emotion emotion
emotion emotion emotion emotion
emotion emotion
reason emotion reason emotion
reason reason

In order to open someone for an emotional communication,


we need to offer trust and also our emotional context. Then
his/her emotions will flow through the conversation and will
open a channel to the memes section.

reason
reason facts
We see how now memes are exposed and are emotion
emotionemotion
emotion
able to come out, to be communicated, and emotion
emotion
new memes could also enter. meme emotion reason
emotionmeme emotion
reason emotion emotion
emotionmemememe emotion emotion
Conclusion: even if critical thinking is the act of meme reason reason
emotion
emotion reason meme
reasons questioning your own memes, it is difficult emotion facts
emotion meme facts reason
to be done alone, because emotions will block the emotion facts
emotion
way. It is much easier to receive emotional support reason emotion
to be able to channel those emotions out and reason
establish a path for memes to be open to improvement. Notice here how reasons and
facts have been able to
Then, in r0oT analysis and conversations, facts will be penetrate the inner core!
there, well exposed, easy to diggest, prepared to tell
us how the real world is now, but first of all we need
people to be open, emotionally open. Without doing
this first, all the reasons exchanged will be defensive,
and emotion, feeling threatened, will shield with more
determination the memes inside.