OPINION, BELIEF AND REAL INTELLIGENCE
Our education is based on linear logic and the scientific model. Society reinforces debate rather than perception. We learn to think in postures of agreement or disagreement. Acceptance reflects the degree to which we embrace or react to a presentation. Religion has become the domain of dogma, and spirituality is loosely attached to it. This is common reality. In fact, our society rewards us according to the opinions we hold and the beliefs we profess.
People profess opinions, and agree or disagree, or agree to disagree without grasping the core of what is happening, centred as they are on their investment. For many people it is more important to win an argument than to glimpse the truth. At the very worst they suspend judgment and call it “tolerance”. Truth implies feeling and experiencing to reach a single source. The craze is to win at all costs, whether the issue is big or small. This destructive habit of professing a point of view and tenaciously adhering to it distorts understanding. Extremes are favoured rather than neutral, objective reality. […]