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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Assumptive Thought Base

We automatically tend to assume the following:

  • The way I see something is the way it is.
  • The way I feel about someone is the way he or she is.
  • The way I remember an event is the way it was.
  • If you disagree with me, you are stupid, a liar, or psychotic.

The irony is that this assumptive thought base (all problems and misunderstandings are external to me) IS the apex of self-imposed ignorance, deception, and even psychosis (disconnection from reality). Probably the only reason it is not considered pathological is that it is endemic.

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