Most of us are awash with beliefs of all sorts. We are steeped in the common sense and prevailing wisdom of our culture, traditions, communities, profession, family, and friends. Belief is very personal for each of us. Most of have deeply held and ingrained ways of thinking and being.
Beliefs may be cultural, religious, scientific, or personal. If we know for sure that belief is not required, in that case we have real knowledge.
Knowledge is different from belief. Knowledge is derived from knowing what is true. If our apparent knowledge is false, we only believe that we know. In this situation, belief is masquerading as knowledge. Belief posing as knowledge is pseudo-knowledge, not real knowledge.
Have you ever wondered how other people can come to the strangest conclusions about all manner of things? Could it be because we get caught up in our own very personal beliefs and not real knowledge about all manner of things.
I believe that some of us get caught in our own belief traps, yours truly included. How do we escape this trap?
Just thinking, but, what do I know? I only know that I don't know. I certaintly am open-minded to other possibilities.