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Humans – We Are More Emotional Than Logical Creatures… And Yet

There is a prevalent paradox in our existence…

For some reason we have this NEED to appear “rational,” yet many of our beliefs are emotionally based.

We think “how silly” when we look at some of the misguided (unscientific) beliefs of our ancient ancestors, but if you think about it – are most of us “superior” to them?

Most of our ancestors, believed that which they were told by others, unquestionably.  They unquestionably accepted the opinions of the people they admired and the “experts.”  (And ironically, often those opinions proved to be wrong…)

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I submit, these questions:

  • Have we changed?
  • Do we now, in this point in history, individually, question the “common knowledge” handed down and conveyed by others?

I think not…

I think, we too often place a veneer of logical to try to validate our emotional beliefs…

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Because… if we never “reason out” our own beliefs about the world… how can they not be anything but beliefs grounded in emotion?

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