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Sunday, June 3, 2018

What is a belief?


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What is a belief? Here is my definition:


A belief is a representation accepted as true


In our daily lives we form many beliefs about reality. For example, if you mail a package to your friend, you would probably believe that the delivery will arrive someday. Our lives are filled with many beliefs like this.


Over the course of a lifetime, a person will form a giant list of beliefs about reality. Many of these beliefs will become forgotten and buried in our subconscious, but as long as they are subconsciously accepted to be true, I believe they qualify as a belief.



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