What do you believe? Are you willing to fight for what you believe in? Are you right for what you believe? Am I wrong to challenge your beliefs?
It is incredible just how emotional we can be when our beliefs are challenged. Wars have been fought, and lives have been lost defending our challenging beliefs. What are we fighting about?
Beliefs are merely opinions that we are unwilling to change.
Once our ego takes hold of our beliefs, we become more resistant to changing them. These beliefs, once defended over time, become part of our identity, and we just cannot let them go without giving up a significant piece of who we believe we are.
To avoid confrontation, we seek to find those who share similar beliefs with us. We crave for our beliefs to be validated, so, we open ourselves up to like-minded people so that our egos get fed, and our opinions get solidified.
When we surround ourselves with those who believe the same as us, we stop growing.
While people of the same worldview perceive that they become more powerful in numbers, the power is fleeting in that each individual becomes weaker minded. If you are rooted in your beliefs and those around you share those same beliefs, then how can you ever form your own identity and opinion. Breaking away from the beliefs of the herd then becomes nearly impossible.