- Our lives in a cage
- Toe the line or else!
- New generations all submit to ‘The Man’
- The Story
- Removing the obstacles to self-actualization
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
- The fear of disapproval
- Freeing Ourselves From Our Characters
- Losing Our True Self
- Government Support v Government Control
- Supposed to…
- Friday the 13th
- Stop being an automaton
- Believing in Santa and your poker hand
- The Risk of Breaking the Stranglehold of Conformity
- Lars and the Real Girl
- Asch Conformity Experiments
- Three men make a tiger (三人成虎)
- Which came first – the belief or the community?
- Selling out or just changing our beliefs?
- Hide in Shouldland – find evidence to confirm your beliefs
- Inductive reasoning and making wrong assumptions
- Knowledge and Wisdom: what are they and how to get them
- How ‘Shouldland’ politics can influence public policy
- Beliefs and Opinions
- Which to follow: the law or good morals?
- Being a Bully and the Rule of Authority
- Social influence: weren’t we taught to resist peer pressure?
- They will try to pull you back in
- Concious v Unconcious Mind
- The Elderly
- System Justification, Singlism and the Marriage Myth
- Shouldland in Popular Media
- The Matrix
- Social Norms and Counterculture
- Escaping Shouldland
- Why does Shouldland exist?
- The Caged Monkeys
- What is Shouldland?
Tag Archives: Beliefs
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →