An absolutely brilliant philosophical observation that I had to share.
When it comes to beliefs, all along, we have been drinking from the wrong side of the cup.
Beliefs are not meant to be tools for recording reality, they are meant to be for creating it.
Beliefs shape reality more than reality shapes beliefs.
We are not rational, truth-calculating machines. We don’t believe things because they are true, but rather because they provide a psychological payoff. And we act in ways to bring about or reinforce their truth.