"The 'Reality Simulation Principle' can also be used to acquire self-knowledge. Try this one out. Imagine itís dusk, youíre walking alone, and youíre late. You start to walk faster and then notice a short-cut through an alley. Itís getting a little dark, but you really donít want to be late, so you start to go towards it, and you notice that there are three guys lingering near the mouth of the alley. Now think about a first scenario: The three guys look like theyíre 20 years old, are wearing long droopy shorts, dirty t-shirts, baseball caps that are on backwards, and are smoking cigarettes. As you get close, they stop talking, and all three heads swivel and fixate on you and start tracking you. How do you feel?
Now try the same thing, except instead of those three guys, make them three balding middle-age, overweight accountants wearing suits. Theyíre standing there smoking cigarettes, and their heads swivel as they track you. How do you feel now?
You can start simulating the effects of different attributes. For example, what if the guys are black or Latino teenagers. How do you feel?" (the new humanists)