But, as we move deeper into the world and start to gather our own facts and validate our own intuition (if we really pay attention), we start to test whether those models hold up. We value our own experiences, insights. We gather our own data. At least, that’s the way it should work. I mean, logically.
But, we’re not logical beasts. We hate change, love to grasp onto the past, mental models and all.
And, oddly enough, this is especially true if you’re in a place where all seems wrong with the world.
We just don’t want to let go to the constructs and frames that delivered us into a place that we readily admit is sucking the life out of us. Because to shatter our current mental models means wading into the abyss of uncertainty. And, for most people, living with uncertainty, even bundled with the opportunity to redefine, reframe and rebuild, is more terrifying than living in knowable, certain pain.
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