What Causes Blind Spots?
. . . in objective-thinking . . .
One of my pet-peeves is: people who cannot see the whole truth.
What I mean by this, is that they give great analysis (and objectivity) on certain issues (many of them important), yet when it comes to others, they can’t seem to see the light. And you can try to reason with this person, and they will come back with logical fallacies and even ad hominem attacks. You would expect this sort of irrationality from the sheeple, but not one of our own. This phenomenon plays out over and over and varies from person to person. It plays out in political discussion. It plays out in our personal lives.
But when it comes to the big world issues, it is very important to be absolutely objective. So, what causes this?
I have heard discussions about why people cannot see the truth when it is presented to them. I’m speaking of the regular person, now. Most people will admit they don’t know the answer to the riddle.
But they give reasons for the sheeple:
People are brainwashed
People are lazy
People are dumb
People lack courage
Ok, great. Those people are hopeless, apparently.
But . . . what about our people? The awake. The conspiracy theorists. The anarchists. Why is it that they can’t seem to be entirely objective?
The most workable reason I have come across is:
Too much vested interest
The other reasons can also apply, but the one that has the most workable potential is “vested interest”. For example, there are many doctors who have come out and said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax. That’s great, because it is a hoax. These doctors also ascribe to allopathic medicine for general health. They believe that pathogenic viruses exist, even when the truth has come out that they do not. More accurately, the claims that viruses exist have been debunked.
Why can’t many of these doctors see it? Why do they reject such great news? I mean we don’t have to be afraid anymore. Whoopee!
It is possible that if they do look into the issue, they will find that their whole career has been somewhat of a fraud. This is understandable. I mean, I would not wish that realization on anyone. But, that’s it? That’s what’s causing the hesitation to “look” at it? There is something that is unworkable about this. I apologize for the stream of thought here, but this is how I operate.
I feel that “vested interest” is merely a corollary. It is not the cause. A cause can have a solution.
There are people who want the truth and nothing but the truth. I believe I am such a person. I believe many of these doctors want the same. They just cannot see or are unwilling to look objectively at certain things. In other words, they have blind spots in their objectivity.
Why are some truth-seeking doctors able to look and others aren’t? Sure, their careers might be on the line, but why can’t they at least look? I can understand if they are lying about it. But these doctors are defending germ-theory, publicly. They are saying, on one hand that there is a global conspiracy, but denying that viruses are made up. Why can they see one thing that can ruin their careers, but not the other thing that can also ruin their careers? See, the problem with the “vested interest” thing. Not completely workable.
Germ-theory depends on belief in authority. It is an authority-based belief. Science cannot prove germ-theory’s validity. A doctor who lacks confidence needs assurance from authority.
What if the underlying cause is related to: lack of confidence.
One who lacks confidence will seek truth from others. There may be doctors who this doctor respects. That doctor assures this doctor that germs cause disease and that pathogenic viruses do exist. This doctor lacks the confidence in himself to question such great doctors before him. This doctor thinks, “They can’t possibly be wrong. Who am I to question them?”
What is the cure for this lack of confidence? What could you say to a doctor who will not discount authority and look for themselves? What could you do to instill confidence that “authority isn’t truth”?
I don’t know is my answer. I couldn’t possibly answer it in a blog without doing research and trying various approaches. Maybe someone else could? I am only trying to exercise my workability powers.
What I can say is that logic and truth are the great equalizers. They do not care what authority says. And if one decides to be completely objective, independent of authority, they can figure out what most cannot. There is a pride factor there.
It is possible that the greatest responsibility is not to your fellow man, but to yourself. It is your responsibility to cultivate your own confidence. Once you have the confidence, then you will be more willing to look . .
What if the mere practice of thinking absolutely objectively cultivates confidence? What if exercises were developed to present to the person with the blind spots. What if such an ingenious exercise could wake them up fully? Hmmmm . . . interesting.
Well, that’s all folks!