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Kathleen Wade

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What turns a "paranoid" into a "prophet"?

Whether an idea or belief appears to be far left, far right or far out, when part or all of it becomes truth does your opinion shift from conspiracy theory to prophet?
How much change in reality does it take? A bit, some, all?
I would like to explore what it takes to create a belief system in something that you began by disbelieving. How much is enough statistical evidence to make your mind shift gears? Or do you find once your mind is made up that no amount of evidence changes your life beliefs?

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    May 9 2013: People may change their mind while they stand in front of you but will never admit it. A person's belief system becomes their identity. When you directly challenge what they believe you challenge who they are as a person.

    Everybody wants to be right. Everybody wants that power of control. The problem is they are willing to ignore truth to continue embracing this identify.
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      May 9 2013: I agree, there is power in our belief systems. When they are threatened we feel lost, weaker, and hold on to them tightly.
      It is painful to change them, for many people.
      Or, some seem to grasp every new thing that comes along - is it because they have less concrete beliefs?
    • May 15 2013: I think Confusius once said that with information we change. In essence this is true and easy to apply in many cases, however changing a thought is much easier than changing a belief. Beliefs are some of the most powerful things on the planet, in both proactive and harmful ways to the society and our environment.

      We are absorbing shit tonnes of information as a species daily and the beliefs that are influenced and are changing is happening as we write here on this post. A belief can be many things and the turmoil created when one changes a belief can be psycho traumatic and devastating to the individual in some instances. Think of a kid when learning Santa is fake, or the Easter Bunny is your dad. Phuck.

      The world is discovering things now daily that we thought was once impossible and has become reality and believable. Thank you Steve jobs and Hubble ST.

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