• Michael Dahdal

Hierarchy Of Things

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


What you do says more about what you value than what you say, determined by the mere fact that you chose to do it over a million other things you could have been doing.

The way your mind works is that it organises things into hierarchies.

Hierarchy of what you values

Hierarchy of priorities

Hierarchy of what you need

Hierarchy of what you want

Hierarchy of family and friends

And so on.

These are literally ordered lists, with the most important things placed at the top and the least important pushed to the bottom.

Now the fun part is, if you don’t do this yourself, if you don’t work at it, your brain will simply do it for you, it won’t even ask for permission, it will go solo – the brain is good like that, it’s pre-programmed to keep you alive.

So what happens then, is that it will make decisions and create lists based on built in survival mechanisms!

Fear and self-preservation,

Social inclusion and acceptance by peers (the tribe)

Hunger, the satisfying of your appetites

Satisfaction of personal desires, like the need to procreate

The desire for safety and security,