posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 10:00 PM
There seems to be a growing problem with people and their invested beliefs on both sides of many major arguments. People are refusing to consider
logic and facts due to their STRONG beliefs. A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts
or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.
We have all experienced the futility of trying to change a strong conviction, especially if the convinced person has some investment in his belief. We
are familiar with the variety of ingenious defenses with which people protect their convictions, managing to keep them unscathed through the most
devastating attacks. But man’s resourcefulness goes beyond simply protecting a belief. Suppose an individual believes something with his whole
heart; suppose further that he has a commitment to this belief, that he has taken irrevocable actions because of it; finally, suppose that he is
presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not
only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before. Indeed, he may even show a new fervor about convincing and
converting other people to his view.
We won't get anywhere as long as both sides joust each other with blind folds on.
edit on 13-3-2012 by Epirus because: (no reason
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