Belief Before Reality

I read an article on zenhabits.net the other day that reminded me of this post I wrote a while back. If you haven’t already, give it a read!

Life Without The Box

What you believe becomes your reality.  I was having a conversation the other day about the upcoming election and when I asked the person about their opinion on the candidates they said something along the lines of:

“I don’t know very much about either candidate, but I’m a Republican so I’m going to be voting for the Republican candidate.”

A few things about this statement jumped out at me right away.  First off, there were more than two candidates running for the position in question.  It surprised me that the other candidates didn’t even cross this person’s mind simply because they weren’t affiliate with one of the two major political parties.  The second thing that struck me was how this person was able to come to a conclusion about who they would vote for based entirely on a limited belief that they have of them self and the person they chose.  I…

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