|About the Book|
The Brain Virus—What Our Brains don’t want Us to Know, is a short book that proposes that the human race has been infected by a “brain virus,” and rendered ineffective, just as computers are when infected by a computer virus. Humans are notMoreThe Brain Virus—What Our Brains don’t want Us to Know, is a short book that proposes that the human race has been infected by a “brain virus,” and rendered ineffective, just as computers are when infected by a computer virus. Humans are not emotionally equipped to be happy when we can’t be true to ourselves, yet that is the cultural circumstance our infected brains have inflicted upon us. We spend our lives trying to get right with life, by searching for happiness in religious beliefs, social and economic status, self-help teachings, meditation, and countless other things. Despite our efforts, things never quite feel right. The problem is, we are born to be expressions of life, not of the modern human cultures we live in. So, how could life possibly feel right, when subject to cultures based on values that are an affront to life?Our infection has gone unnoticed, since it began affecting human brains 10 to 20 thousand years ago—for two reasons. First, no one could have imagined, until the computer era, how intelligence can be rendered dysfunctional buy a simple bit of code—or, in the case of the human brain, a simple idea. Secondly, by the time we became aware that such infections can occur, human brains were universally infected, making the attitudes and sensibilities displayed by infected brains seem normal.There’s no antivirus program for the human brain, nor is there likely ever to be. Disinfection is a matter of comprehension, not of intent. Recovery requires that we first comprehend how our brains became infected—that is, how a simple idea transformed what humans value, and thereby radically changed how our brains process information. With that comprehension, disinfection is a matter for each subconscious mind, in its own time, seeing through the illusion that sustains the virus.This won’t be easy. Unfortunately, infected brains love the brain virus for the same reason addicts love an addiction—because of how it makes us feel. Indeed, when under its influence, we love the brain virus more than we love ourselves, the people around us, or the habitat that sustains us.Only uninfected brains value interdependent relationships above wealth and privilege. Seeing through the illusion that grounds the infection is the perquisite, if we are ever again to know the love for one another that is essential to our happiness, and to our species’ eventual survival.