posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
I remember disappointment at around age 5 when I caught my mother being Santa.
Other than that, I dont really recall being disappointed with things I had "believed" not being true. Well, I take that back. In a relationship
once I was cheated on, and that was upsetting, I had believed that that person would not betray me in that way. Why, Im not sure, they were not very
honest in general, but in relationships I suppose emotion, or brain chemistry or something makes you stupider.
I dont think my mind is wired quite the same way as a lot of people in the sense that in general, I do not attach to "beliefs" very strongly. In
my mind, I am always aware that new evidence may be forthcoming, and that my beliefs may need to be revised. I think of knowledge as "what we
believe to be true at this point," rather than as absolute truth written in stone.
As for history, its the same thing. I just take it all in, but I am always checking to see if the info "fits" with other things I have learned,
with my own observations, and with logic and what I know about human behavior, etc. I dont just take things people say or even my own ideas and
"lock them down." Its all fair game for revision in light of new evidence.