If 2020 has shown me one thing, it’s that we live in a world that changes.Russell Catania
- It is difficult to change our behaviors if we do not first change our minds.
- We often hold tightly to false beliefs for years because we think doing so will somehow make us noble.
- For those of us who are mature enough to regularly change our minds, it can be discouraging to spend time with those who never change their minds.
- It is normal to think differently today than we did ten years ago, and it is often a good thing.
- Changing our minds is not a sign of deterioration but of evolution.
- The five steps to changing our minds are to demonstrate courage, to seek truth, to ask for help, to stay the course, and to reflect on our growth.
- Acknowledge that the world is more complex and nuanced than you previously believed.
- Pursue friendships with others who demonstrate a willingness to change their minds.
- Reflect on the ways that you have changed over the past year in order to motivate continued change.
Consider Different Perspectives
As we go about our daily lives, our backgrounds, preferences, and ideologies come with us. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Chet Hesson talk about the all-important habit of stepping back from our preconceived notions and allowing ourselves to truly look at the world through the eyes of another.
Is Truth Knowable?
Is the sky really blue? Did the moon landing even happen? Does God actually exist? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Steve Rieske continue their conversation about our Country in Crisis by considering the distinction between confidence and certainty in our understanding of reality.
Live Without Contradiction
At the end of the day, what we believe to be true about the world is on display in every choice we make. This week Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz highlight the importance of aligning our actions with our principles.