Are the above issues driving humans to engage in foolish behaviors instead of wise both psychotically and/or, moral choices?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: School Choice Puts Power Back in the Hands of Parents, reported the former head of budget director for the city of Chicago and as the CEO of Chicago Public Schools statement

“School choice exists in Chicago. For people with money. But most parents cannot afford to pay private school tuition. “

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to provide clues to this conundrum of the words power and choice in the former school superintendent, how two words used relate what is driving all the above current issues in the news, related to psychological and morality human behaviors that we are expecting in the USA and World.

King Solomon

So, give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9)

What’s My Point?

The statement made by the former public-school statement that “School Choice Puts Power Back in the Hands of Parents” because he uses the word power instead of choice.

My point is if we discern his statement is the main driver clue to all the above issues conundrum we are experiencing in our contemporary times.

In other words, humans’ behavior since the beginning of time to obtain power of choice is, and always has been, since the beginning of time, driving people to make both ‘psychological set’ foolish behaviors instead of wise moral discernment to solve issues.

Psychological Clues

An experience by making people especially sensitive to specific kinds of information. A perceptual set, also called perceptual expectancy, is a predisposition to a “perception” in a certain way.

Sets can be created by “motivations” and so can result in people interpreting ambiguous situations so that they see what they want to see. 

Excerpt Opinion

Overthinking it? Your brain makes better decisions when it is on autopilot, expert says.

Clue No 2 Excerpt – Having Choices Makes Us Feel Powerful –

Choices = control = survival — Even though it’s not necessarily true, we equate having choices with having control. Our survival instincts tell us that we’ll survive if we have control. So, it’s our powerful unconscious that keeps us seeking control, and it’s the desire for control that keeps us seeking choice

Clue No. 3 – Power and choice are interchangeable: It’s all about controlling your life

In another set of experiments, when people were deprived of choice, they displayed a thirst for power — for instance, by expressing greater desire to occupy a high-power position. Additional experiments found that people can be content with either power or choice — or both — but that having neither makes them distinctly dissatisfied.

Clue No 4 Excerpt – The True Meaning of Freedom

Philosophers and scientists are speaking out against these results, not so much to deny them but to try instead to salvage the notion of free will by redefining it. And though I think these efforts will ultimately fail, there exists good reason to want them to succeed: studies also show that when we lose our belief in free will, our motivation to act diminishes, as well.

In My Next Post

I will provide morality clues to discern how this conundrum and my opinion why all the above conundrum issues are related to wisdom and folly of us human mortals. Both in the past and the future, unless we wise up to understand the above “psychological set” opinion that our brain makes better decisions when it is on autopilot”, or, perhaps only if…?

If Interested

Read the Source links of the above Excerpt Clues to discern how the above King Solomon verse relates to this conundrum.

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Clue No 1 Definition if Psychological Set

Clue No 2 Excerpt – Having Choices Makes Us Feel Powerful –

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-wise/201301/why-having-choices-makes-us-feel-powerful

Clue No. 3 – Power and choice are interchangeable: It’s all about controlling your life

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110426111419.htm

Clue No 4 Excerpt – The True Meaning of Freedomhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-in-world/201201/the-true-meaning-freedom