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Why are people so close-minded?

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    Throughout our education, both in and out of school, we are trained to think of being "right" as good and being "wrong" as bad. We are also trained to believe that there is one "right" answer or way, and that everything else is wrong. After all, isn't that the essence of a multiple choice exam. Or, for that matter, writing an exam essay in a way that pleases the teacher, instead of expressing one's true beliefs and understanding. So, in addition to other reasons, since we all want to be "good" we have a strong motivation to deny being wrong, that is, "bad." The problem with this closed mind approach is that it is simplistic, leads to idealogical rigidity, and suppresses further inquiry (when you know the answer why investigate further?). Admitting to being wrong or not knowing an answer is a sign not only of an honest person, but, also, a truly confident scholar.
     
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    Most people care more about being right than about reality.
     
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    that is because there are many ways to apply logic. Logic doesn't stand on its own, it is not independent, it is based on a set of rules. And what that set of rules is, is based on your background When that background is different, the outcome of the logic will be different.

    for example. Western medicine is based on matter.
    1. you need calcium for your bones
    2. milk has plenty of calcium
    3. drink milk

    eastern medicine is based on energy
    1. your body need energetic balanced food
    2. milk is to yang and never intended for human consumption
    3. don't drink milk

    to different outcomes both based on logic.
     
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