So I doubt my little aphorism is anything close to original but after boiling things down over the last year and a half, this is how I tend to dichotomize mankind:
Those who are concerned with truth and reality use critical thinking to suppress bias and prejudice.
Those who are concerned with beliefs and contentment use bias and prejudice to suppress critical thinking.
Science seems to promote the former (through scientific method) while religion and politics seem to promote the latter (through faith, tradition, and propaganda).
Granted, not everyone falls into one category or the other. As with many things in an analog life, there are varying degrees between the two ends of the spectrum.
(Okay, so a bit more than two sentences. I'm no math whiz.)
If anyone else wants to sum up, in a very few sentences, what you learned during your exit, pop a squat on this thread right hyah. Just keep in mind this is about getting to the roots of your perspective, so please dig down asking how and why until you don't think you can regress any further.
This concludes this test of the FML Broadcast System.