“It is easier to keep adding exceptions and justifications to a belief than to admit that a challenger has a better explanation.”
— Zeynep Tufekci
…as humans we’re wired to continually take the path of least resistance
Whether it’s physically — or in this sense mentally and emotionally — give us the easy way out in the short term
Because we lack the ability to critically and properly think for ourselves & project a thought experiment where we run this choice through the framework of our all-encompassing life
It’s easier to simply add to our own confirmation bias, “go with it”, deceive ourselves even more and whinge and complain at a later date when the addition of exceptions, excuses and justifications catches up with us (*i.e. The Mac Truck)
Yet — what if you were to take an opposite action just this once…
…what would that do for the trajectory of your life
What would happen if you saw this “disconfirming information” that destroyed your current worldview as a positive and put time, attention and energy into understanding it and seeing its truth as part of the whole Truth?
It is highly likely all aspects of your life would expand…
…yet it’s hard for us to take the first step of setting our Ego aside and admitting we’re wrong in the first place
Here’s an easy place to begin — what’s something you used to believe to be true that you’ve changed your mind about? Now, what’s something you’re on the fence about where you see “both sides” (*or all sides) of the conversation?
When you break down the barriers of your beliefs you see they were all made of dust to begin with