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Linda Hesthag  Ellwein

Communications, Change, and Photography, Oikonomia, Inc.

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Have you believed something - or the idea of something - and discovered you were mistaken, or wrong? What's your story & what did you learn?

Our world view often conjures up ideas or beliefs that seem to 'fit' within it. We often cluster beliefs with ideas or behaviors that 'sound' right to us. Every now and then, the ideas we hold are simply wrong, or at least need to be questioned. I'd like to hear examples of paradigm shifts that changed your world view or point of view. When have you been mistaken?

These experiences, or paradigm shifts, often surface through cultural beliefs, politics, in beliefs relating to sustainability and environmental preservation, or human behavior/relationships - but are certainly not limited to these. What have you assumed to be true or right, and suddenly found yourself doubting your certainty?

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  • Aug 17 2011: things change. maybe what you thought were true for some time, but then the universe turned to other side, and what you thought were true, stopped being true. nothing is fixed or forever. if what you think is true, you find is not true, maybe you could wait a while, and it becomes true. you and the universe change.

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