One of the saddest tragedies of our times is the number of people today who are living fear-based lives. And the element I see the most in people, is fear of changing their beliefs.
Do you think a Libertarian really wants to see if there are any beneficial advantages in universal basic income? Do you believe a Socialist really has any curiosity on the need of companies in the private sector to generate a profit? Neither wants to investigate, because doing so would entail the possibility that their belief may not be all-knowing, all-encompassing, accurate, and above dispute.
When you have a belief disproven, it destroys the happy, convenient, and comfortable narrative you’ve told yourself. (Be sure and listen to the podcast I posted yesterday: Fear, Uncertainty & the Unknown)
Most people think they have a fear of the unknown. But that’s not actually the case, because you can’t fear something you don’t know what it is.
What you’re really afraid of is losing the known.
Think about that. And please let me know what you come up with below.