Confirmation Bias

We all unconsciously look for and find information that validates our beliefs. Some of us even go to great lengths trying to confirm our assumptions, opinions and conclusions. Our egos have difficulty tolerating being wrong. We hang on to our opinions as if our...

Story and Truth

Whether we’re conservative, liberal, conventional or alternative, the information we rely on is mostly story. Stories don’t tell the entire truth, they just represent a perspective. Buying into any of these stories, not only steers us farther away from...

Healthy Mind Set

No religion, philosophy or collection of beliefs is inherently better than any other. Each person’s experience within any system will be different. Until we’re conscious, our chemistry, psychology, upbringing and temperament will drive our preferences and...

Our Beliefs

Our beliefs are personal. Nobody’s beliefs are necessarily more right than anyone else’s. Our foundational beliefs are formed before we learn to think independently. Because these underlying beliefs are formed unconsciously, we aren’t always aware of...

The Logic of Detachment

Few of us question the validity of our own opinions. Yet, in truth, we rarely can confirm our beliefs beyond a shadow of doubt. Even if our point of view is plausible, if we’re open minded, we’re able to see some truth in other perspectives. Because we...

We’re Making It All Up

What’s considered right and wrong changes over time. What was once looked upon with distain could be seen as completely neutral from a different paradigm. We deem something unacceptable when it doesn’t fit with our belief system. However, most of our ideas...