Perfect in the present but absurd in the future.
The benefits of this exercise are multifold though hard to spot. For starters, it will make you understand that our culture's beliefs are constantly evolving. It will highlight biases that will be discarded in the evolution and new beliefs that will be adopted in the process. This exercise also helps you discover faults in the present system that you can work to improve upon.
- Think about a habit, ritual, or system that is currently accepted to be a norm but will become obsolete in the future.
Inspect why you think it will become obsolete.
Probe your beliefs by asking effective questions. For example, what change in the accepted beliefs will cause this obsoleteness? How will this change take place? What will the implications be?
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