“Are your beliefs based on facts?” 34 of 37 people I asked recently responded “yes” immediately.
I’d advise you not to believe them.
Here’s the test: When shown facts which are different, or contradict what someone calls the factual basis for their beliefs, do they change their beliefs?
Often, they won’t. Those beliefs have become so important they are part of the self-narrative. Those beliefs, in short, have become the foundation, rather than facts. [Read more…] about Are Facts or Beliefs the Foundation?