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Considering all views is intelligent and is the integral approach in seeking understanding of reality. It is the tendency of the human mind towards bias and logical fallacy, the realm of belief, which is limited, obscure and splintered. I think you can feel good that you are looking at all facets of any subject, it demonstrates courage, curiosity and intelligence.

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Duality is present in almost everything . One cannot exist without the opposite being present.

Germ v terrain can both be true. Why does it have to be one choice only.

In some people, germs maybe the bigger problem and vice versa.

The universe is full of all possibilities and pure potentiality.

So you are smart to keep an open mind.

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

The is covid thing has really opened my eyes to human behavior. it makes sense now why I have received so much flak and resistence all my years.

Showing a better way or being proud of discovering a new thing is offensive to a lot of people. They don't want to be shown off. Another person can't be better than them in any regard. Their self perception, however delusional, must take precedent and must never be pierced.

Most people don't value truth, nor is their goal that. They seem to be swimming in a self centered perception bubble that must not be challenged. Irrationality is okay. They are living thru tunnel vision where there is the push towards one goal without regard to other factors.

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

It was the first Iraq war that changed me forever. Because there were many dictators on the world scene that didn't seem to bother Uncle Sam, it seemed a bit odd to me that all of a sudden THIS dictator was a real problem. And then someone I knew who worked for the U.N. said these four words to me "It's about a pipeline." Down the rabbit hole I went never to return to my previous NeoCon self. Basically, my entire belief system about the world crumbled to dust and had to be rebuilt from the ground up. That is the kind of open mind that is needed - one that hangs on to nothing and has the courage to stare into the abyss of their deeply treasured beliefs.

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Everything you say here resonates with me completely. Keeping an open mind is all you can do. Be open to absolutely everything, you don't have to commit to an absolute unless you are comfortable that you have seen enough. The terrain/germ debate took me 18 months to actually decide that germs were bollocks. Then I got ill after my mother and then my wife and son seemed to get ill after me. I nearly regressed back to germ, but pondered on the toxicity of our surroundings (and I do include 5g), and the inability to isolate under scientific controls, or prove contagion naturally. So maybe I'm back on the fence, but two things that I believe are true is that they cannot prove viruses exist and that if terrain is not everything, then its 95%.. thanks Todd

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Nov 16, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Todd, I think the whole shrew vs sheep idea rests on being sceptic and open minded. People that are absolutist about anything are really sheep, that's it. Of course that includes all of us some times, being a sceptic all the time is beyond human nature. But still, the essence of "shrew thinking" so to say is openness to any idea, while the essence of "sheep thinking" is the believe in absolute truths that can not be challenged.

So I think you hit it again: a shrew is not loyal to anything other than his own sceptical thinking.

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Nov 16, 2022·edited Nov 16, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Great article, as usual, Todd. I can appreciate your open mindedness and not accepting anything a priori as "true" or "false". But, with this COVID madness, there are things that I can tell you with certainty that they are NOT true. Masks do not work to stop infection (if viruses exist). You cannot diagnose a "case" of a disease only with a laboratory test. People who are not "vaccinated" (for any disease) do not put anyone at risk, therefore there is no way that anyone can justify mandating a vaccine, ever. The COVID "vaccines" are neither safe nor effective. Therefore, everything that has been done with the COVID response has been based on false premises. No doubts...

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Nov 16, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Kinda early but this perspective is very helpful to my overwhelmed mind and psyche!!!! Thanks!!!!

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