Even though our perceptions and thinking may be deeply ingrained, we can choose to change them. But in order to choose, we must have the idea that choice is possible.

Much of what we perceive and think is determined by the reality "behind" our eyes.

Once a boy and his father were driving, and they had a bad accident. The father was killed and his son badly hurt.

At the hospital, the surgeon who examined the boy said, "I cannot perform this operation. This boy is my son."

How can this be? We are unable to see something that does not match our basic assumptions or beliefs. (We may assume all surgeons are men, we may not be aware of this belief, and fail to consider that the surgeon might be the boy's mother.)

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