Merits of Conservativism
Strangely, some conservative attitude helps maintain peace of mind.
Now that the world is becoming increasingly more deft with handling information (organizing, storing, accessing, distributing, processing, etc), many of us are trying hard to delicately walk over the gaping divide between our past social life, based on human communication and inter-relationships, and the new one, which has an increasing involvement of information and its assimilation.
However, many among us, like to prosper using our long known and befriended memes, and feel happy when we meet other people who have grown prosperous using these rather than newer ones (we prefer success of our own memes...obviously).
"Unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates said -- and this suggests re-investigation of long-time friendly memes, and thus intellectually driving (rather than collectively and interactively, which is governed by "chance") their modification and creation of newer memes.
Although, thats what I do subconsciously these days (as a result of my transition from infp to intp), the content and satisfaction and happiness that I see in conservative people loving their primary memes, puts me sometimes in jealousy, and also my INFP past (maybe inner INFP layer?) makes me give in to such institutions of thought.
Although, conservativism may result in non-complete-actualization of all individual's abilites, and often a weaker survival quotient in terms of adaptability; it makes up a lot in having a stronger survival quotient in terms of emotional fulfillment and stability.
In fact, I now feel that
"The unexamined life is atleast as worth living as the examined."