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Why don’t you share my belief system?

You must belong to one of these 3 categories of people:

1. I tend to assume that you are ignorant.

You surely lack the necessary information and facts.

Political activists, particularly the ideologues, think this way: Through enlightenment, I’ll win you over to my cause and positions.

2. I tend to assume that you are an idiot.

You have the necessary information, pieces of intelligence… but your mind is underdeveloped.

You lack the capability to draw the “obvious” conclusions.

Bureaucrats who want to protect stupid consumers from idiocy.

3. Most probably, you are a malicious person.

You comprehend the debate… but are deliberately confrontational.

You have evil intentions.

Religious leaders and believers treat the disbelievers are malicious servants of the devil.

If you have written your introspection “autobiography” before you became an important personality and a celebrity, you readily fabricate 2 dangers:

1. Introspection illusion that creates inaccurate prediction of future mental states by over trusting your “internal” observations

2. We tend to believe that our introspection is far more reliable than the external observers.

This phenomenon is a twin sister to the False-Consensus effect or the myth of like-Mindedness.

If we passionately love something, such as music of a period, literature of a period, a social cause, a political cause… we tend to think that the vast majority feel the same.

We categorize the falsely perceived minority of people as abnormal.

Doubters are less “sexy” than confident people in their capacity and belief system.

How can you become your own toughest critic?

 


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