| Intellectual Honesty

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    Because of the prevalence of conditioned beliefs given to us through such things as our educational systems, as well as generational and family conditioning, religious conditioning, scientific conditioning and so on, there can often be a blind loyalty to uphold such conditioning, which can create closed mindedness to other views, and therefore a form of intellectual dishonesty, one-upmanship or snobbery can result. If we are to be intellectually honest, it requires of us to be open, and to have balanced self-esteem, so that we can listen to, or admit both higher and lower views than our own, and with a sense of curiosity and wonder, rather than hold firmly to habitually conditioned, closed, sceptical or even sarcastic views.



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