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In this installment I would like to extend the concepts of belief systems into other areas that we are all familiar with but haven’t necessarily explored.

The data organization capability of the brain which defines the worldview or belief system of the individual isn’t just haphazardly developed, but is guided by the teaching and beliefs of parents and society. It is no coincidence that beliefs formed in childhood are ultimately the hardest to modify.

This is a three part series that will explore the nature of belief systems, or worldviews and offer some perspectives on how they are formed and function.

Belief systems are fundamental to human existence and there are a few ideas worth exploring to see if anything can be determined about their origins. Without getting into brain physiology or psychology, there are a few conclusions we can draw from general observation.