I think we need to constantly find our place on this supermassive spinning rock. It's in our blood to search. And every day brings new challenges to the point that it's all too tempting to cling to certainty.
But if you fall too deeply into a groove, you run the risk of your own programming. The Internet has deemed this meme, an NPC or non-player character. Author Michael Malice explained the meme concept on The Joe Rogan Experience as the video game characters that don't exist outside their realms. They don't have fleshed out lives or stories, they don't think independently. And Malice explains:
But all it takes is a second to change. That's the point author, professor, and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky tries to highlight in one of my favorite parts of his latest TED talk, The biology of our best and worst selves. He explains how millions of years have guided us to act in certain ways and how quickly we can recognize and adjust our most ruthless and violent behavior: