Our minds are closed for much of our lives. Even when we open them, we are simultaneously closing them to our previous thoughts. We also filter out the portions of new-found information we find to be inconsistent with our desired trajectory. This is dangerous. This is the very essence of ignorance.
Once we grasp tightly to our philosophy of choice (regardless of what point in time we discover it) we don’t want to go back, regress, or let our former selves return in any fashion. We were primitive before. We are enlightened now.
Let’s just say you embrace a particular philosophy. You may hear the pings from outside artillery striking against your new helmet meant to guard your brains, but you do not give them any real attention.
The problem is that these philosophies, these ideas we make our own, are not OUR ideas. They are conclusions by those who have come before us. To block out dissenting chatter is to proclaim “I have found the truth. I have seen the light. This is the way.”
Reality does not operate in such a manner.
To even entertain the idea that any one philosophy is representative of true reality is naive at best and maniacal at worst. We must admit that nothing lines up as neatly as we would like. The evidence rarely brings us to a waterproof case for our cause. There is that awkward presence of doubt that we choose to purposefully ignore, making our position more of a team that we cheer for than a guide to navigate the maze of life.
You bias is boring.