About Belief LO19882

Richard Karash (Richard@Karash.com)
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 21:29:01 -0500

Replying to LO19855 --

I'll add to my own posting...

>What can we say about beliefs? What are our beliefs about beliefs? Here
>are some of mine:
>1. If we don't have strong beliefs... We won't never do anything. At least
>we'll never do anything significant.
>2. If we take our beliefs too strongly, we'll start to think the belief is
>universally valid and we won't notice the breakdown at the edges or in
>changed context. That is, we lose the opportunity to refine the belief; we
>lose the opportunity for learning. Therefore, we should constantly be
>conscious of the edges... and changing contexts... in which the belief
>doesn't work as well.

2a. ...Sometimes the strongest beliefs cause the most harm.

(Oops! I now notice that I had three points numbered "2." in my original
posting. Numeracy!)

-- Rick


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