In game theory the word “strategy” means a fully specified contingency plan. Whatever happens—be it a sequence of things, a conditional branching of their responses and my responses—exist; a formula saying how the person will respond to that scenario|contingency.
I can’t prove this, but I do feel…
Hmm interesting points. This post brings me back to the age-old debate of nature versus nature. The opinions you express come from the nurture side, saying that humans are a product of their environment and the things they witness or are forced upon them shape them as a being.
Then again, the other side of the argument is that a person’s nature and the way they naturally perceive/process information is what shapes them as a human. In order to formulate thoughts, ideas and opinions, or even just to observe nature, one must process their environment and the information they are given, and we cannot control how different peoples’ brains naturally complete this process.
While I agree that people are very much a product of their environment I also agree that people are very much a product of nature. It is the balance of the two that shape the human brain.
Evidence for this is the hypothetical situation of having two random people who lived their lives in almost exactly the same way, witnessing the same events and surrounded by the same environment, could still turn out completely different based on nature and how they perceive said events as well as how they relate the information they’ve gathered back to themselves.
The same can be said for two people whose brains function in almost identical ways but grow up in different environments. As humans they are going to turn out fundamentally different.