Refusing to Face the Facts
There’s a great article on NBCNews.com (formerly MSNBC.com) titled, “Why some of us refuse to face facts (yes, ‘birthers,’ that includes you”. It explains how people continue to cling to their beliefs even when presented with incontrovertible facts pointing to the contrary. The article provides three examples of modern-day myths: Obama’s birthplace, climate change, and the link between autism and vaccinations.
This should be required reading for MLM members — such as those in TEAM/LIFE — who continue to cling to many false beliefs. Within this website and other resources like the new Is Orrin Woodward’s Life/Team business destructive? Facebook group, there are many facts which show the dark underbelly of the TEAM/LIFE business. Yet, TEAM/LIFE members continue to believe that they will become financially free if they continue to follow the 8F’s, listen to CD’s and read the books. Why is that?
One reason is because they’ve bought into the worldview espoused by Orrin Woodward. From the article:
It’s cognitively easier for our minds to trust a lie — if it supports our deepest convictions — than it is to reject information that requires some mental sweat to assess.
Orrin Woodward and the leaders in TEAM/LIFE are catering to their members’ political and religious beliefs (just look at Orrin’s article on Intelligent Design today) so that they look the other way when looking at the financial health of their businesses.
There are number of former TEAM/LIFE members who originally dismissed the information here on this website. At some point, however, they regained their critical thinking skills and looked at this site with clear eyes. They realized that there were in fact truths being revealed on this site, truths about their leaders’ backgrounds, truths about the lies they were told, and truths about the true financially reality of being a part of TEAM/LIFE. These people made the decision to face the facts and change what they once believed to be true. You can read their testimonials on how they are better off today.
Readers: What are your thoughts on why TEAM/LIFE members refuse to face the facts?