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A Simple Model of Memes

Cyd Ropp


Memes are the cultural expressions of societies, and their content is information. Memes, in other words, are the “stuff” of symbolic thought. The importance of memes in the simple explanation philosophy is that a huge part of our personality is shaped by the memes we collect and hold onto. The otherwise pristine nature of our underlying fractal units of consciousness is affected by the memes we hold dear, as well as the memes we despise. We enjoy memes we approve of and we are repelled by memes we disapprove of. The Sanskrit word for these provocative memes is samskara. Samskara is traditionally defined in Yogic philosophy as the habitual thought patterns collected by the ego that interferes with soul consciousness.

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