Changing your mind


Nice topic. Very relevant to my themes where I see so much ‘follow the “leader”‘ without proper thought-processing. So many important issues that require a more open mind an ability to ‘change one’s mind’.

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A philosophical point I want to address is the act of changing ones opinion on a matter. We all have opinions. Sometimes they are subjective, other times they are based on information. This latter case changes the opinion to that of fact (or near fact) as we aren’t frequently certain about anything to a 100% degree of accuracy.homunculus philosophy

Now, why is it that when a person, friend, colleague, public spokesperson or politician changes their opinion on a matter are they derided for it? In fact, changing your stance in politics can kill an election or campaign. It is deemed weak to waver on an issue, especially an issue you once espoused and had strong support for. Instead people are encouraged to stick to their past views on matters as it is perceived (wrongly) as a symbol of being resolute and taking a strong stance. To die, metaphorically, standing for something you…

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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