and it takes an extreme effort and attention to develop an open objective mind.
We believe what we believe based on incomplete information. John Dewey says, "The most pervasive fallacy of philosophic thinking goes back to neglect of context." Or we cling tenaciously to things that we don't believe because the information fits the mold we have constructed in our minds as in, going along to get along, or fitting in, or treating it axiomatic because granny said it. The classical logical axiom of non contradiction, tells us that it is either true or false.
A guy by the name of Ludwig Wittgenstein says, “Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.” Our culturally shaped or inherited flaws in our thinking processes put us in a clear disadvantage when applying logic. Clearly our minds are adequate for logical thinking but our conception of language gets in the way because, whether true or false, language feeds our minds. We can employ fictional imagination or enjoy fiction. We just shouldn't call fiction true and we should strive to recognize the difference. If we don't have the facts or have complete confidence in the source of the information then that information lies on the brink of fiction.
Meaningful realistic thinking must avoid contradicting the truth. If we apply our own subjective values tainted by culture and language then we are dealing with things as we wish them and not necessarily as they are. The value of our lives is dependent on our value of logic. Resulting ambiguities in language and culture are the cause of argument used by disputants and the reason the world finds itself in such chaos.