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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 01:50 PM
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16. Another phrase;
'Self-propagating perspective'.

Once an opinion is formed, it is like a small gravity well that attracts only information that adds to its mass. This sort of selective cognition lends the subject a way of 'being' right without having to do the work of verification. This is the place where cognition and behavior begin to intertwine. The opinion becomes intertwined in the ego... the subject's very identity becomes dependent on the infallibility of his or her belief. They will reject contradicting information out of hand as though it threatens their very existence.

This goes beyond mere insecurity, and shows us how dependent identity can be upon the world without.
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  - 100% agree with you  dmr   Aug-23-09 01:35 PM   #11 
  - Absolutely correct, see post #18  bananas   Aug-23-09 03:40 PM   #20 
  - Another phrase;  The Doctor.   Aug-23-09 01:50 PM   #16 
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