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Are you Conscious of your Desires?

Jun 12 2010 Published by under unconscious

“What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires – desires of which he himself is often unconscious.  If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinise it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.  If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.  The origin of myths is explained in this way.”  – Bertrand Russell

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