Does Your belief system have a stable foundation?
Many people around the world have belief systems that resemble a fragile house of cards.
A belief system consists of interconnected and interdependent ideologies and philosophies. The more interconnected and interdependent the components of a person's belief system are, the more difficult it is for that person to adjust their worldview when new information becomes available.
The components of a narrow-minded person’s belief system are so closely interrelated, that altering one facet of the belief system is just like removing a card from the house – the whole thing comes tumbling down. This phenomenon causes many people to ignore and suppress new discoveries about the world around them because it conflicts with some facet of their worldview.
People with a rigid belief system cannot synthesize new information and adjust their understanding of reality based on new data, because to them, adjusting one small element of a worldview is the same as rejecting the entire package. ‘House of Cards’ belief systems perpetuate orthodoxy, fuel bias and lead to the rape of intellectual and moral integrity.