Wall of Barriers Activity: Identify Beliefs Acquired Through Group Membership
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Identify Beliefs Acquired Through Group Membership
Every group has potentially irrational or unreasonable beliefs to which they expect members to adhere. Think of one group you were thrust into as a child that influenced your thinking (this might be your “family”). Again, read in The Thinker’s Guide to the Human Mind (the sections on sociocentrism), for background.
Complete these statements:
1. I would describe this group in the following way...
2. Some beliefs I probably uncritically accepted from this group are...
3. Some problems I see with these beliefs are...
4. It makes sense to replace these beliefs with the following beliefs...
5. If I replace these beliefs with those in #4 above, my life will change in the following ways...