ESSAY: The Problem With Believing What We’re Told

In a perfect world, to determine whether an idea or fact is true, we would patiently evaluate how it fits with our own experience, take note of the credibility of the source and be prepared to reconsider if new information emerges. In reality, we are often too busy and distracted to be that careful. And in those cases, we tend to assume that whatever we hear is true. …

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