Tag Archives: Beliefs

Which came first – the belief or the community?

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

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Selling out or just changing our beliefs?

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

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Hide in Shouldland – find evidence to confirm your beliefs

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

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Inductive reasoning and making wrong assumptions

“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

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Knowledge and Wisdom: what are they and how to get them

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

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How ‘Shouldland’ politics can influence public policy

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

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Beliefs and Opinions

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

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