The human mind is like a pair of weighing scales. To this weighing scale we either consciously or unconsciously add weights either in the ‘in favor’ pan or in the ‘against’ pan. We do this in all our interactions. Behind the scenes of our conscious thoughts we build an argument either for or against a particular person or thing.
This happens all the time and pretty soon we reach a tipping point where we start to like or dislike a particular person or thing. We may not have any strong argument on why we favor or dislike the particular person or thing. We just have either a warm feeling or an intense dislike for the thing.
At this point we have reached “opinion’s tipping point”. After we reach this point we no longer use our reason in any further interactions with the person or thing. We are just either strongly biased ‘for’ or ‘against’ the person or thing.
Also, then we no longer reason any further. We just are biased in our interactions henceforth. Human beings are by nature very lazy not just in our actions but also in our thinking. We prefer to jump to conclusions based on biases rather than questioning.
This is a bad habit from which we have to consciously break out of. Next time when you react in a particular way, pause for a moment, and ask yourself “Is it really so?
Sometimes you may be surprised by your answer to this probing question. This will also rid yourself of most of the biases that you have built over time