When I was in college, my sociology professor stated that we are mired in ideologies and belief systems that no longer apply to the modern era. In essence, she stated that we are ruled by the dead. She added that people believe in the old paradigms because it is easier and safer than to branch out to try new ideas.
Yes, I concur with this premise. People are afraid to try new ideas and paradigms. This is based upon fear and the need to conform to a particular paradigm whether it is familial, religious, and/or societal. There is safety and security in numbers. People tend to value the old over the new even though new methodologies are beneficial to them and society in the long run. Let's discuss this.
Being old doesn't make an idea bad, and being new does not make one good. The trick is to move from old ideas only when the new idea is better and more successful.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. There is much that is old and useful. Not everything, and things do change, but being old doesn't mean worthless.
At least I hope not - I'm old!
by nightwork4 7 years ago
Even if osama pics are released, will people believe he is dead?what would the pics prove first of all? secondly , how do you know the pics are real?lastly, do you think that it matters if his death pics are released or will it cause more hype and doubt about if they are real?
by Ben Evans 8 years ago
We all have cognitive dissonance to some degree but why do we immerse ourselves so deeply in our ideologies that we cant listen or cant yield or grow?Lately I have seen a lot of people with such rigid thoughts that it amazes me. I cant say that I don't have conflicting ideas that I dismiss to...
by enowbi 7 years ago
I will like to know why people believe ben laden is dead when they havent shown us any.
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