15 NOV 2013 by ideonexus

 Beliefs are Like the Charge in a Battery

Inculcating a belief is like charging a battery. The battery is thenceforward disposed to give a spark or shock, when suitably approached, as long as the charge lasts; similarly the believer is disposed to respond in characteristic ways, when suitably approached, as long as the belief lasts. The belief, like the charge, may last long or briefly. Some beliefs, like the one about Hannibal, we shall probably retain while we live. Some, like our belief in the dependability of our neighborhood cob...
Folksonomies: belief reinforcement
Folksonomies: belief reinforcement
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Some reinforce with use (charging), while others vanish from the mind because they do not recharge.