10 Wrong Ideas That Took Years To Unlearn

Ten Wrong Ideas That Took Years to Unlearn

Most of these ideas, I learned early in school and I absorbed them so thoroughly that it took me years, sometimes multiple decades, to discover that they were wrong, figure out why they were wrong, and find what was right. I’ll elaborate as time permits.

009_71. Each person is born alone and dies alone

2. Eupsychian management (Maslow) is good and possible

3. One can perceive linear perspective

4.  Memory is a record of what happened

5.  The world can be directly perceived

6.  America is a meritocracy

7.  Science has privileged access to truth

8.  Dreams have meaning

9.  Biology is the foundation of personhood

10. Language can describe the world


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