The literal translation of meme from German to English is:
The smallest sense-carrying structure.
Memes are the distinctions, models, decisions, stories, conclusions, thoughtmaps, and concepts, that you think with.
HOW DO MEMES WORK?
Things are the way they are... or, are they?
If you expect someone to rescue you, then you make yourself into a victim...
waiting... blaming... resenting...
If you take responsibility for your situation then you are starting over.
It may not seem fair... it is not fair...
But if you are still alive, you can start over.
Who made your situation the way it is?
If 'they' did... then you must wait around for them to care enough to come and make it better for you.
'They' may be dead. 'They' may not care.
You may be waiting a long time...
If YOU made your situation the way it is,
then you are keeping it the way it is.
This is called radical responsibility.
This is the choice you get now.
Wait around... or start over.
How are you keeping it the way is is?
How did it all begin?
How did you start thinking and making decisions?
What have you decided so far?
Do you actually like what you have decided?
It began with using some ideas...
Whose ideas do you use?
Where did they come from?
Do you still like those ideas?
How do those ideas limit you?
How do those ideas support you to create what you want?
Which 'you' is doing the wanting?
What you think with determines what you can think about.
The ideas you think with are called memes.
Memes are like genes.
In the same way that genes are the smallest instructions for the design of your physical body...
memes are the smallest instructions for the design of your intellectual body... your mind.
Your memes are what you think with.
When you think about what you think with you get a chance to start over.
Whose mind is it, anyway?
If it is your mind, then you could change your mind.
Your mind is yours to play with and make into whatever you want...
WHY DO MEMES MATTER?
What you think about is what you know about...
In other words, if you don't know about something how can you think about it?
What you know about is the contents of your thinking and perceiving.
What you use to think about that contents is your thoughtware.
Where do you get your thoughtware?
Here is one way to ask this question.
If you cannot already think and speak, would they let you into kindergarten or gradeschool?
So then, where do you learn to think and speak?
At home, from you parents, before you go to school.
This means you adopted your basic thoughtware to survive in connection with your parents before you went to school.
Where did your parents get their thoughtware?
From their parents.
And where did your grandparents get their thoughtware?
From their parents, and so on.
You are using unexamined thoughtware passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.
You are using very old thoughtware.
Just because you are using certain thoughtware does not mean it is the optimal thoughtware for you to use.
Updated thoughtware exists.
How often do you update the software on your phone or computer?
When was the last time you updated the thoughtware in your mind?
Did you ever have a class in school about upgrading your thoughtware?
If you do not think about what you are thinking with you will use the same Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware that everyone else uses, which is what got you into the problem in the first place.
EXPERIMENTS AND FURTHER EXPLORATIONS
where to go from here...
Identify Your Memes
If you want to drink water for free, how can you do that?
What you think with determines what you can think about.
It is obvious that different people see the world differently.
If three women start to do the same task, they will do it three different ways.
What makes the difference?
The difference is the memes they are thinking with.
There are different kinds of memes.
For example, there are opinions, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, assumptions, expectations, conclusions, recipes, instructions, promises, declarations, decisions, questions, distinctions.
Write down your beliefs.
Write down your assumptions.
Write down what makes you afraid and what you do to protect against it.
Do you feel forced to think about how fat or skinny you are?
How pretty or handsome you are?
How much money you have or don't have?
What clothes you wear?
What do your memes force you to pay attention to or to think about?
What do your memes block you from perceiving or thinking about?
What are you thinking with?
What you think with is called thoughtware.
Thoughtware is similar to the programs in a computer.
By changing a program the same computer can do very different things.
The same is true of a human being.
Split Your Attention
How can you be yourself?
How can you innovate?
Hidden Competing Commitment
Expand The Box
School Context Memes
Tim Tyler's thoughts about Memetics.
Tim Tyler shares some theoretical considerations from his home-made book about memetics.
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