I’m sure you know plenty of people who only watch certain news shows that match their preconceived political beliefs.
This is pretty common, and in psychology is referred to as “confirmation bias,” meaning we humans only like to see things that will “confirm” our previously chosen beliefs.
The funny thing is, it doesn’t matter if those beliefs are conscious or not, or created by us or not.
Meaning if somebody else can covertly sneak a belief in our brains, we will operate as if it’s our own belief, like a filter in our brain. That means we’ll only see things that are congruent with this particular belief.
For example, if you grow up in a household where money was always scarce, you will most likely develop a belief that “money is hard to come by” or something like that.
Now, even though you didn’t sit down as a kid and choose to accept this belief, many of us have limiting beliefs very similar to this.
So later on, as adults we carry that belief around with us, and see the world through this filter.
Even though we weren’t the ones that put it there, we ONLY see the things out in “reality” that “prove” that “money is scarce.”
Not so helpful.
There’s two bits of good news. One is that reality is so incredibly filled with so much stuff, enough to prove or disprove pretty much ANY belief. It’s just that our brains are so limited, we can only see a small sliver of what’s really available.
When you change your beliefs, to pretty much anything you want, you’ll see “proof” out there that supports them.
The second bit of good news is that beliefs are pretty easy to change. Meaning once you understand the structure of your beliefs, and how to flip them around, you can literally install any beliefs you’d like.
Giving you more power and choice that most people think possible.