Is it possible to know if you’ve been brainwashed?

 
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21 March 2020 13:32
 

Is it possible to know if you’ve been brainwashed?  Why do intelligent adults believe preposterous stories, never considering that they were brainwashed as children?” 


preposterous  -  adjective -  contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.

 
 
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21 March 2020 18:51
 

Do you belong to a political party or a religion? Then you’re brainwashed. Obviously not a comprehensive list, but a good start.

 
 
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21 March 2020 19:08
 

Pretty good default assumption to assume that one is. Next question… is that a bad thing? (E.g., all of the techniques of brainwashing, hypnosis, and conditioning were used on me to be sure that used a toilet properly).

 
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22 March 2020 02:51
 
burt - 21 March 2020 07:08 PM

Pretty good default assumption to assume that one is…

Beat me to it.

 
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MARTIN_UK - 22 March 2020 02:51 AM
burt - 21 March 2020 07:08 PM

Pretty good default assumption to assume that one is…

Beat me to it.

If we assume that we’ve been brainwashed, is it possible to determine if it helps our life, like the toilet training Burt mentioned - or harms our life as in the usual definition of brainwashing?

brainwashing  -  noun

the process of pressuring someone into adopting radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible means.