- 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
We form our beliefs on the basis of our community, and we also form our community on the basis of our beliefs. Shouldland is such a community. The internet has become a great way for like minded people to come … Continue reading →
Beliefs are not real, they are just the mind making itself right. We are so emotionally invested in our beliefs that we are unable or unwilling to recognise them as anything but the truth. Kathryn Shulz in her book “Being … Continue reading →
If the beliefs we generate based on small amounts of evidence could be overturned by equally small amounts of counterevidence, they wouldn’t be such a concern. The incorrect belief could be rejected with evidence and logic. But this is the paradox … Continue reading →
“I don’t know” is an intelligent answer to a question, but one many people fail to use. People are reluctant to admit what they think is ignorance. People are often bad at knowing that they don’t know. But ignorance is … Continue reading →
Knowledge is the facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject; what is known in a particular field or in total. Shouldland stems from the belief that … Continue reading →
I apologize in advance, but I am going to get a little political in this post. I normally steer clear of these debates, but this recent speech by the Australian shadow treasurer, Joe Hockey, has sparked my interest in how … Continue reading →
As I have said before, beliefs are not real. They are the mind making itself right. Shoulds are a type of belief. People believe in God. That doesn’t make God’s existence or work any more real (or not real) because people … Continue reading →