Your absurd belief

Hi. It's me. We need to talk.

It's about that thing you believe. You know the one. Yes, that one.

As we've discussed before, that thing you believe is completely unsupported by evidence.

Yes, I know. You've tried to explain your "evidence" before. And we've told you why, in fact, it's not even worthy of the name.

No, it's not. We've talked about this. Your "evidence" consists of supposition, logical fallacy, confirmation bias, wishful thinking, observational error, groupthink and, frankly, a whole load of gullibility on your part.

I know. It's harsh, but it's time you were told. Everyone tiptoes around you because of this ridiculous belief, and we just can't keep doing it any more. Conside this an intervention.

You get angry when evidence contrary to your absurd belief comes up in conversation, and the big problem is this. The whole of what we call "observable reality" conflicts with this absurd belief of yours. So it seems like you're angry all the time.

You're just too heavily invested in it. You've even tied up your identity with your absurd belief. You "wear the t-shirt", as it were. You've woven your absurd belief in with many other beliefs in your day-to-day life, and it's unhealthy. Even stranger, you're perfectly rational about many other things, so you're clearly capable of sound logical reasoning. You just have a blind spot for this absurd belief, and it's getting to the point that you now hold many aburd beliefs, usually related to the absurd belief we're talking about.

Worse than that, you're constantly trying to convince other people to adopt your absurd belief too, and that has to stop. If nothing else stops, that stops. Now.

Other people don't deserve this kind of nonsense.

Look, I don't even like you that much, but you're a human and I think all humans deserve honesty, if nothing else.

So just stop it. Wake up. Come up for air and get a grip.

Your absurd belief is just that. Absurd.

Grow up.

posted @ Thursday, November 10, 2011 6:38 PM


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# re: Your absurd belief

Left by Dave The Happy Singer at 11/11/2011 10:54 AM
Your obsession with this only proves my point: Keira will be my wife...
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