It’s common these days to try to dictate to people what they should or shouldn’t, can or cannot feel or think about various things. I feel this is a waste of time, for the most part.
Now if you take someone to a re-education camp and torture them, they may spout your doctrine to protect their health. If you beat them until their brain is damaged, you might get some weird results. But in reality and in day to day life, I think most of who we are is in our blood.
My husband and I run into this at times. We agree on a lot, but there some things we clash over. Philosophical differences, moral lines…some of this stuff is big.
Having a lot in common and you’d think we could bridge these things or find some middle ground, but we can’t. Some of the differences are just too deeply rooted. I literally feel that it’s his DNA running up against mine and good luck messing with that.
If you’re the kind of person who thinks that you are right and that others should mimic you or take on your beliefs, you might consider that some of what a person knows is not in their head, but in their blood.
Do you have beliefs so deeply embedded, you feel are a permanent part of your being?