“Know-it-all-ness” has our society in a stranglehold. Experts and authorities constantly vie for the limelight, trying to convince us that they have all the answers. The mass media are only too happy to accommodate them and many people believe it all without question.
Why do they? How, when, why did this become such a general tendency in human beings? The partial answer to that is that we are all products of social programming. Have you asked yourself lately, if the experts and authorities are indeed so knowledgeable and adept, then why is our world in such a mess?
I have also noticed a trend that as long as the media narrative fits some people’s desired view of the world, they will argue vehemently for their viewpoint to the point of hating their “opponents”. The exchange is so hateful, in fact, that it is easy to imagine this type of personality will go to any lengths to defend their point of view. Whatever happened to backing up even just a little to consider another way of looking at it?
Bullheadedness, combativeness, and downright hatred – these tendencies all greatly impede our chances of creating a fair and peaceful society. If we could each strive to not so quickly and easily adopt just one point of view and hang on to it tightly, this would go a long way to moving our society forward in a positive way.
The scientific mind questions everything, as does the intuitive heart. A change in methodology is called for to find the answers we seek in these troubled times. It behooves us to question everything and be open to many possibilities.