“When in doubt, make belief.” – Jeff Bell

Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Today I am grateful for my sweetheart, my wife Jeannette. It’s her birthday today! Happy birthdy, Sweetheart!

JeannetteĀ  follows the paradigm of Jeff Bell’s book: When in Doubt, Make Belief.

This is not a book about religion. It is a mental health book, and the more we can learn about the preservation of our mental health in our chaotic lives, the better, eh? šŸ˜®

Mental health trumps, and assists, physical health too!

As my physician son Robert says: “As the pilot goes, so goes the plane.” šŸ˜®

When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty

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In academic and intellectual circles it is fashionable to disount belief. However, as scientists are beginning to recognize more and more, everyone, even the most devout atheist, uses different sets of ungrounded beliefs to further their work and ground their lives.

A true pardox. Yes.

What’s this got to do with learning? Everything. All learning involves a set of beliefs that guide the acquisition or new knowledge and new skills and new ideas and new helpful approaches and paradigms. Analogously to the set of beliefs that guide both scientists and non-scientists alike, albeit the set of beliefs may radically differ from person to person.

Parents and teachers and students are way ahead of the game when they stop the argument about belief, and recognize that belief guides everyone, even themselves.

Here’s to belief, in all its varied forms!

Doc Meek, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at the County of Strathcona Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

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