Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness

By Stephanie Seferian

When faced with information that challenges our long-held beliefs, we humans do one of two things. Either we think hard about our values and adapt our lifestyles to reflect this new data, or we cling to willful blindness so that we may continue to think and act in the ways we've always thought and acted. In honor of Veganuary I bring you a conversation with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau about changing our beliefs — and perhaps our diets — in the face of new information.   Here's a preview:  [7:30] Unpacking willful blindness: How and why we tell ourselves untruths to maintain long-held beliefs [11:00] Cognitive dissonance is uncomfortable. Why, then, do some people learn and change while others cling to defunct beliefs? [19:00] It's not giving up, it's letting go! Uncovering the story that's underneath your eating habits that you're unwilling to let go of [23:00] Debunking 3 commonly-held plant-based myths to reflect updated science  [37:00] Attitude is everything, so flip the script!   Resources mentioned:  Diet For A New America  Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry Food For Thought podcast Colleen on Instagram The 30-Day Vegan Challenge   Previous Veganuary episodes:  Episode #334: Plant-Based Families Episode #238: The Future Of Food changing our beliefs — and perhaps our diets — in the face of new information.
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