Which is worse, Dogmatism or Self-Deception?
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I for one believe so, and I also believe that Self-Deception is a far better personality quirk to possess instead of the incoherence and close mindedness that is Dogmatism.
If you believe Dogmatism is the lesser of two evils, then please explain how.
Please propose your case.
Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler did what they did the best that they could and what they did was instill fear and force their views on others, it is better than merely sitting back in a pointless state of self-deception achieving nothing in the long run other than a false sense of fulfillment.
Dogmatists win in life, Self-deceivers simply find false satisfaction in their delusion.
The Beatles were a bunch of young guys from a poor part of England that consistently believed themselves to be the best band in the world even before they were famous. There was at least a hint of Self-Deception there, believing yourself to be the best when you are at the bottom of the economic food chain. But they used their false belief and turned it into a reality through the use of believing in their beliefs and did become the greatest band in the world in the 60s. Of course the greatest band part is an opinion, but their success was attributed at least partly to their Self-Deception and was turned to both a reality and monstrous success. Self-Deception is more than just installing a sense of fear like Dogmatism can be, it's like tricking yourself into believing something that seems to be an impossible goal, but nevertheless has been achieved countless times. 9/11 was a false flag.
Dogmatism encourages confidence, self-delusion makes one forever disappointed with results that were expected to be far higher.
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