Don't worry, be happy

[From Bjorn Simonsen (2005.09.29,11:55 EST)]

From Bill Powers (2005.08.31.0823 MDT)

I don’t think there’s any doubt that imaginings that occur at one

level become part of perceptions of higher levels.

Don’t worry, be happy.

With a basis in your statement, Bill, I’ll prepare some comments about the
ballade of Bob Marley mentioned below.

In every life we have some trouble,

when you worry you make it double

don’t worry, be happy

If we control our perceptions when we have some trouble, e.g. “the
landlord say your rent is late”, I guess we control our perceptions at the
Relationship level.

Is it an advantageous technique to imagine a perception at a lower level
at t he same time, e.g. “I wish to join in lotto today”? Don’t worry, be happy.

I guess we all now and then control some troublesome perceptions. I
also guess it is possible to imagine some perceptions at the same time. The
problem is that copies of the perceptions from the world out there and the
perceptions from imaginations on the lower level are performed in input
functions to perceptual signals.

These signals are compared with different reference signals and some result
in errors and some in no errors.

It is not predictable what the outputs, the references for lower levels
and the actions will be.

The outputs, the references for lower levels and the actions will be
different from when we don’t make our imaginations, but the result will be unlooked-for.

Therefore should we be doubtful to

Don’t worry, be happy.

But sometimes imaginations help in troublesome situations. Therefore: “Don’t
worry, be happy”.

If you live over again troublesome situations where imaginations have
been to help, then make your imaginations again. Don’t worry, be happy.

Is this another name of Planning?