“If there is any instrument you must fall in love with and fetishize, it is the human brain—the most miraculous, awe-inspiring, information-processing tool devised in the known universe, with a complexity we can’t even begin to fathom, and with dimensional powers that far outstrip any piece of technology in sophistication and usefulness.”– Robert Greene
This site is about how the mind works. It contains information that will enable you to understand the very mechanics by which your mind operates. Like it or not- your mind is essentially an invisible machine that works according to its own rules.
Humans have come a long way, from mastering technology to exploring outer space- there’s no dearth of achievements we’ve made. But closer home, how much do we really know about our own minds?
As it turns out for most people: not much. Way too many people are clueless about the workings of their own mind, let alone of those around them. This is the cause of great ignorance, suffering, and conflict in the world.
PsychMechanics is targeted at readers who desire intriguing, valuable, and useful information about the human mind in a simple, easy-to-understand language. The information is presented less like a tedious college lecture and more like an informal, one-one conversation.
Efforts have been made to present the information in a logical manner and in a way that makes it easy to relate to real-life situations.
Moreover, this site is committed to providing you with information that you can ‘work with’ in your day-to-day life. PsychMechanics is the combination of ‘psyche’ meaning ‘mind, soul’ and ‘mechanics’ meaning ‘machine, tool’. That’s exactly what the author of this site strives to provide you: A tool that you can use to understand and tweak human behavior.
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