Our beliefs are usually built on foundations of socially influenced associations and unexamined assumptions. These beliefs motivate our behavior. Societies were once formed around single time-consuming endeavors that historically speaking, put people to work. We used to spend lifetimes employed in enterprises like building pyramids and cathedrals. Some of us were doing things like manually copying illuminated manuscripts, and indexing stellar phenomena. Some of us risked our lives doing things like navigating and mapping the globe by sea. Many of us simply had little time for self-reflection.