Halfway Between the Truth and a Lie is Still a Lie
Why Most People Refuse to Accept What is Right in Front of Them
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What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about a subject was founded on a lie? How would this make you feel, and how would you react? For someone who has a healthy appetite for knowledge and a capacity for critical thinking, this may not be such a hard scenario to imagine. The willingness a person will have to entertain new or opposing ideas is usually demonstrated in the way that they react to thoughts or statements that go against the grain of what they think they already know to to be true.
With that being said, I think another important question to ask is: how far are some willing to go in order to deny a truth that is right in front of them?
In order to answer that, it is important to examine several key factors. This includes taking a look at what background the person has, considering what experiences or worldviews have shaped their reality, the person’s ability/inability to think critically, and what sort of external influences may play a part in whether or not someone will be willing to set down their original set of ideas and pick up others along the way.
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