Are we stuck with the beliefs and prejudices that we were indoctrinated with?
“I am aware that when even the brightest
mind in our world has been trained up
from childhood in a superstition of any
kind, it will never be possible for that mind,
in its maturity, to examine sincerely,
dispassionately, and conscientiously
any evidence or any circumstance
which shall seem to cast a doubt upon
the validity of that superstition.”
All of us have internalized values and beliefs that we did not choose and from which we cannot break free. Understanding that each of us is the unique result of a genetic setup and infinitely diverse life experiences allows for tolerance and compassion, instead of moralizing and judging.