Since time immemorial, we're told that Life is better than Death. What if it's the other way around?
(*** And if you consider Self-Control. By it's very means, we go to war with our own thoughts. Is it right to say that we try to reprogramme our Brain to NOT do something we deem unhealthy? If so, what is making us do that? Is it the Brain? Essentially, does the Brain go against it's own mechanism?)
Your thoughts, please..
And thanks in advance.
IMO the Brain doesn't control anything, it does however at is most primal levels do everything necessary to keep us alive and well. "Control" is a concept of mind, which should not be mistaken for Brain.. Mind comes from our interactions within ones reality. Mind also comes from our relationship with the world, and is also reliant on various levels of consciousnesses and perceptions we train ourselves to pick up on though our relationships with perceived reality..
Therefore, self control is not so much a going to war as it is maintaining a healthy balance, a juggling act one might say, between being at the mercy of our perceptions or being a master of them. Thoughts are the unseen forces that govern all reality.. And IMO, they're quite difficult to control. Just try controlling your thoughts in one single direction for an hour and see how long it takes to loose your train of thought.. So, yeah, slaves the lot of us.. But freedom is possible..