Why It’s Hard to Change

Whether it’s behaviors or opinions, change is hard. Uncomfortable. Courageous. Great read – The Psychology of Belief – How your brain distorts the world to support your emotional attachments to certain ideas.

Our tendency to cling to our beliefs may feel better than the alternative, but that doesn’t mean it’s in our best interest. Our primary self-defense tactic is to remove the threat and avoid anything that might challenge our worldview, which is how so many of us end up living in a feedback loop, surrounded by people who share the same opinions. The effect is only exacerbated by our reliance on social media.

Kate Morgan, The Psychology of Belief

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