Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Brain and Beliefs

Your brain may have adopted a belief for a variety of reasons:
  • You decide something is true because an authority figure said it was true (e.g., parents, teachers, clerics, politicians)
  • You adopted what your per group believes
  • You and your brain came to its own conclusion about something based on personal experience
  • You joined an organization because you liked the dogma or rules it espoused
  • You obtained additional education and information that gave you a different perspective
  • You were curious and joined a cult or militant organization and were “brainwashed”   
  • You allowed yourself to live in a state of anger about something you perceived as injustice (whether or not you could do something about it) and that gradually warped your perspective
  • You name it . . .

More tomorrow.

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