Believing the Unbelievable? We All Do. Why?

Believing the Unbelievable? We All Do. Why?

I have always been amazed to learn what people believe. How could they possibly believe this or that, which I regard as unbelievable? With years comes wisdom, or at least a bit. Unbelievable? To me, but not to them. Why? Part of the answer lies in human nature. The rest lies in the fact that there are almost no real facts, just beliefs. Personal.

Is It Unfair To Be Angry With “Gullible” People?

Is It Unfair To Be Angry With “Gullible” People?

Do you get impatient, or a bit angry, with people who are too trusting – even gullible perhaps? I often do, almost instinctively, but never thought much about it. Recently, however, I am thinking that I may be wrong – unfair – in feeling this way. Why? What’s changed? Me? Probably, at least some. But I now believe it is the world that is changing – hugely.

Beliefs and Stories, Not Facts, Actually Rule the World

Beliefs and Stories, Not Facts, Actually Rule the World

What happens in our world is not based on facts. Beliefs and stories actually determine situations, events, and outcomes. What we think of as facts are mostly based on our perceptions, which in turn are based on what we are told, our personal feelings and biases, and our beliefs. Stories, often agenda-driven, shape much of what we believe and trust.

Facts Do Not Matter. Then What Does?

Facts Do Not Matter. Then What Does?

Most people, unfortunately, are not swayed or led by reason and facts. They are led by beliefs and the heart. And, in these days of great information malleability, who knows which “facts” are really truth? We have so many “facts’ to choose from – how do we decide which “facts” to believe and support? And just what is “truth”?

When Facts Aren’t Real: Managing in an Unreal Reality

When Facts Aren’t Real: Managing in an Unreal Reality

Facts were once thought to define reality. Only one reality was real, with only one set of real facts. But no more. New realities pop up regularly, each with its own set of facts. Facts are now fungible and personal. Your choice. But this presents a serious problem for those of us who must manage real businesses and organizations: Which reality should we use and what is real about it?