If I were your mind, I would be worried about you. Now because you are reckless, but because the world is a dangerous place. It always has been.
If I were your mind, I would carry the experience of a thousand generations who have come and gone. They learned many hard lessons about survival. I would use that wisdom to push you toward safety, even though you might not understand my motives.
If I were your mind, I would be at your side every moment of your life, taking copious, indelible notes each time your body or soul was injured. I wouldn’t let you forget about those things.
If I were your mind, I would do everything in my power to protect you. I would insist that you heed my warnings.
But if I were you, I wouldn’t always listen to my mind.
– Part 1 Introduction, The User’s Guide to the Human Mind, Shawn T.Smith, PsyD –