A concept that came up for me recently was, if you view your mind, beliefs, and basic attitude, as an operating system (within which other programs: mental functions and capabilities, real-time reactions to events, and the emotions which spring from them, run) - if you had the choice to do a fresh installation, what would that look like?
What fucked up or out-of-date code would you remove?
For example, “indexing” that clogs things up, trying to link things with reference to other things that are actually not related? Updates that automatically download and install other value-sets, that you don’t want?
And what would you add? To use Wikpedia’s definition:
“An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is a component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function.”
What management changes would you make, and how would that change applications (aforementioned “mental functions and capabilities, real-time reactions to events, and the emotions which spring from them”) and their permissions, and access to resources?
Are you happy with how the old OS runs your hardware (physical tension, stress, etc) - if not, what would you change, and how would you manage that change in the face of the same challenges, and with no option to revert to the old OS?
Stuff like that.
And, then - reasons to reject this model, given that it’s just a theory, a thought-experiment - reasons you may want to hang onto things that this model identifies as “bad coding” and externally-imposed malware, etc…