It makes me sad how increasingly society is falling for the many lies of pseudoscience and new age BS. It all plays on people’s weaknesses, vulnerabilities and distorted thinking. And I don’t like seeing people seduced by lies. I care that people are being duped and lied to. I care how unhealthy is makes people and society. I care it can harm people.
It is becoming more and more evident just how much people want to believe anything that takes them away from truth and how sad that is. I can identify so many cognitive distortions now and I can literally check them off as I read or hear the views/lies expressed. It is quite weird to be in that position to understand all this.
I also know people will believe what they want to believe and I accept that. I accept people choose to believe lies. I accept it is not my responsibility/role/job to try and change people’s beliefs. I also accept the stronger the dysfunctional/disordered the thinking, the greater the need to cling onto it. And how defensive people are within this.
It bothers me when I know people are being duped and taken advantage of. It all makes me sad. I have to limit my thinking about it, as it can be consuming as to how much of it is out there and how many people are affected.
People will believe what they want to believe. That’s humanity for you.