Mental Models, Constraints and Essentialities LO25605

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 11/07/00

Replying to LO25565 --

Dear Organlearners,

Joe Hempen < > writes

>I've always wondered why people stick to their basic
>beliefs like religion, politics etc despite obvious facts
>and evidence that might make them question their beliefs.

Greetings Joe,

After some fourty years of wondering the answer for me is
-- because other people force them to do so.

>Doesn't make any difference how smart, wealthy or read
>you are you can escape one box only to wind up in another.

Again, my answer after forty years -- because so many people want to put
all people in some or other box or cage. They are driven to make a zoo out
of humankind to stare safely at them.

>I can't believe that the country still tries to fit all of us into
>two political parties when obviously 5 or 6 would be a
>stretch. Is this for efficiency?

Yes, it is the easiest form of "zoo keeping" to ensure safety for the
encaged animals according to their "kind". Wait till the cages get broken
to see something different.

With care and best wishes


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