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Jerry Pritchett – Thinking Out Loud – The Immutable Fixed Idea


The beliefs of some people seem carved in stone, thought of as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. An idea can be so firmly entrenched that any clear evidence to the contrary will be summarily dismissed without actual examination. You’ll find people arguing whether we actually put a man on the moon, or whether it was a government PR gimmick. There is a flat Earth society, and those who insist that 911 was a government conspiracy. Some people yell, “Fake news”, when facts indicate otherwise. Why do people hang so desperately onto ideas when presented with an abundance of evidence to the contrary? First, it is comfortable for some to have their personal unshakeable truth. They don’t have to spend time wondering about anything further on any matter. Many people admire those with firm convictions. They are considered persons of exemplary character and a credit to their group. For those not so dedicated to fixed ideas, it can be exhausting to constantly analyze new data that challenges old ideas. I’ve been there. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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