Tag Archives: Beliefs

The Story

From the time we were born we were told a story. A story about our life, our society and how we must behave in it. We are told this story through the words and actions of our parents and other … Continue reading

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Losing Our True Self

When we are hurt we are left with emotional scars, and as long as these scars remain unresolved we behave in certain ways to compensate. We do this without thinking so we can cope with particular situations. These scars can … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

Once you have started to escape Shouldland, you will probably want to bring others with you. It’s really hard to change people’s minds though. External opposition to people’s beliefs, especially opposition they find threatening or insulting, tends to make them … Continue reading

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Stop being an automaton

We all like to think that we wouldn’t have fallen for the peer pressure in the Asch experiments, and we would have given the obvious correct answer. We all like to think that had we been living in France during … Continue reading

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Believing in Santa and your poker hand

Taking the time to interrogate a belief that you hold takes more brain power than simply accepting the belief. It is easy to accept a belief you have grown up with. You won’t find a sceptical one-year-old. They believe the … Continue reading

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Lars and the Real Girl

I watched a movie last night that has been out for a few years now, but I had never heard of it. Which is unusual for me as I am a bit of a movie buff, and enjoy nothing more … Continue reading

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Three men make a tiger (三人成虎)

Chinese official Pang Cong, worrying that his political opponents would speak badly of him while he was away on a work trip, asked his King whether he would hypothetically believe in one civilian’s report that a tiger was roaming the markets … Continue reading

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