Belief is a Powerful Social Force
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
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Belief is a Powerful Social Force
Inspired by John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)'s quote, "One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests". The titled responsion is
Goal-directed belief should be redirected towards the Giai hypothesis, the theory for which is a living experiment where faith in our species will determine how we survive. "That's interesting", you may say and to J.S. Mill's ratio of 99:1, you can only observe the efficacy of someone with the strength of 100 men. Consider the equivalency of 4-1/2 years of manual labour to one barrel of oil. This labour exchange is addictive and the source of our complacency, the withdrawal for which is a painful proposition.
"Your beliefs are a powerful social force". You are what you think, believe is a powerful statement. This is true whether you have a strong belief in your abilities or not.
I would like to explore this idea further to show how it can effect our own beliefs. There is an old saying, "We have all experienced what we have perceived". What this means is that everyone has a perception and this can be affected by the way they perceive the world around them.
Most of us know that beliefs are very real. They affect our decisions, our actions, and even how we view ourselves. Some people will consciously have their beliefs challenged by outside forces and will react as they are taught to react, however they are taught to react in their own ways. In other words, we all react in our own ways to the beliefs we have been conditioned to accept.
Some people will consciously challenge their beliefs in order to make themselves stronger, however this is not always possible. Many people have a strong belief system and they are not able to see past that which is apparent to them. They can only see what is right in front of them at the moment.
When you are challenged with a belief, your subconscious mind takes over and starts to try to disprove or negate what you believe. For example, if you believe that you are not capable of doing something, your subconscious mind may challenge this belief with arguments, rationalizations, or by using logic. You might then have to acknowledge the truth of this belief or put up a wall of rationalizations in order to defend it from external forces.
The unconscious mind is not conscious, therefore if we are able to challenge our beliefs the unconscious mind will usually cave in and become silent. As an individual we all have the opportunity to learn to deal with beliefs however we must always keep our mind open and always remember to see past what is apparent to us. If we choose not to look beyond what is obvious it will continue to have an effect on our lives. The way we respond to a belief that we feel strongly about will be very important to our success as an individual.
The ability to shift our beliefs is a power and influence in every aspect of life. When we have an open mind we can look at everything from a positive perspective. and begin to take a more positive approach towards the things we want to change and build.
"Your beliefs are a powerful social force". They can have a profound effect on our thoughts, actions, and our future.
Your beliefs can be considered an inner compass, because they are your personal sense of who you are and where you want to be. They are also your personal beliefs about yourself and your self image. This is important to know because we all have different beliefs in regards to ourselves. It is important to find a way to align your beliefs with your inner compass so that you can better understand your own beliefs.
There is not one belief that fits everyone. This is because each person has a unique combination of characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and life experiences. Therefore, finding a way to relate one belief with the other can be quite challenging. However, if you find that your beliefs are aligned with your inner compass, you will begin to understand where you need to change and what you can do to change that. to be stronger and more successful.
Your beliefs are an indicator to help you see the direction you need to take in your journey as an individual. You can find ways to align your beliefs with your inner compass by looking at the information you are given about your own life. For example, if you have found that you are not happy with the amount of money you make each month, you may find it useful to look at your beliefs to see if there is something you could do differently to change. If you feel like you have a lack of self-esteem, you may want to change the beliefs you have about who you are and about your worth as an individual. By being able to see the relationship between your beliefs and how you feel can give you clues to your inner direction.
The ability to understand your inner compass helps you determine which beliefs are making you feel weak and which ones are making you strong. Once you determine what is making you strong you are able to make the necessary changes to enhance and strengthen the beliefs you already have in place. If you are able to make the change that will benefit you in the long run, you are more likely to do so and to feel more effective and successful. If you believe you have a problem or challenge in your life, you should consider your beliefs to help you find ways to fix it.