Do you know, most of our decisions and behaviors are reactions to external events based on unconscious patterns?
Our experiences, during the formative years, design these patterns. Learning and experiences later in life add to them as we draw conclusions and form judgments. Genes and collective human experience also contribute to the reservoir of unconscious patterns of behavior.
There is nothing wrong with drawing conclusions and making mental notes to refer back later or counting on our ancestor’s experiences to keep us safe.
It becomes a problem when growth stops because we unconsciously re-cycle old patterns to react to life.
No wonder we feel stuck! Recycling ideas and behavior without conscious choosing is not progress.