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Old 04-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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Re: We're the Problem

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Matthew Story wrote: View Post
But this blog isn't about exposing frauds. It's about showing people that they have the power--and the responsibility--to make educated decisions for themselves. The frauds are just a symptom of people's belief that the martial arts are something foreign and weird that they can't understand.
Well perhaps my post was not articulate enough...I was trying to illustrate the fact that cognitive dissonance often gets in the way of seemingly intelligent people trying to make rational decisions...

IOW...You can "lead" a man to knowledge and even get him to understand it but you can never make him accept it...no matter how "wrong" he is and how "right" you are.

William Hazen
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