Further implications appeared to me after my You are what you perceive post. The most important implication being our unconscious interactions with people who violate our own moral convictions. Especially moral convictions that are strong.
Just think back to how you perceived yourself when you did something you did not agree with. Maybe you lied to someone, or stole something, or got involved with some shady business. Now think about what you said to yourself when you finally admitted it was wrong. It probably wasn’t the nicest thing to say. Now think of all the people who have made that very same mistake. Consciously we might say it’s not a big deal, or that everyone makes mistakes, but unconsciously, are we really acting that way. Could it be that our behaviour changes because of what would say if we did the bad deed and not another person?
Maybe we can start to uncover how we really think about others by asking the question, what if I did this? Having the personal perspective may give us insight unavailable to the objective perspective.
Hustle it up!