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They Know What You’re Thinking

At Least He's Got An Excuse
At Least He's Got An Excuse

Guest Blogger Lorie Sheffer:

“Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.” – Ernest Renan

Do you ever change your mind or your opinion about something once you’ve learned new or different information? Or do you form an opinion and then only listen to information that reinforces the belief you already have? When it comes to your mind, is the door shut or is it open? Do you honestly look at ALL the facts, or do you rely on someone else to provide you with information that is intended to get you to share their own view? Perhaps it’s becoming easier to allow someone else to tell us what we think than it is for us to listen to the facts and then decide for ourselves. Maybe talk radio is becoming the intellectual equivalent of getting a meal at the drive thru window. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s cheap.

I know folks who, no matter what evidence they are presented to the contrary, will not budge from their original stance. There’s something to be said for loyalty, but there is that line between being true to your convictions and just being bullheaded.

“Stubbornness does have its helpful features.  You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.” ~Glen Beaman

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Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

2 replies on “They Know What You’re Thinking”

That’s something I definitely make an effort to be aware of. For every MSNBC or CNN article I read, I try to counter it with a FOXNews one. And I see any commentator shows as more entertainment than anything. Finding the facts are the only legit means. But sifting through the chaff is quite a challenge!

Craig, I lean on common sense and my seemingly insignificant sphere of influence.

There is tremendous wisdom in the serenity prayer.

And in common sense.

And finally, in being the change you wish to see in the world.

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