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Dutchess_III's avatar

Why do some people believe literally every thing they are told?

Asked by Dutchess_III (46863points) May 19th, 2015

What happened to their critical thinking skills?

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talljasperman's avatar

~ I don’t believe you.~

marinelife's avatar

They have none.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You know if you look up gullible in the dictionary it has your picture?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Lack of necessary social knowledge, inability to think before deciding, not to mention some austistic people can’t read people’s faces and lack intution, therefore they tend to take things literally.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@talljasperman I saw what you did !

Some people can’t think for themselves and need all the help they can get!

Bridge jumping is a good choice for occupation. “Go jump !”

jerv's avatar

Why think? Thinking often involves effort. It also requires acknowledging that there is a world beyond you, and that you acknowledge the existence of views other than your own.

No, it’s better to have blind faith and just shove another deep-fried Twinkie in your face than to do anything that might resemble learning, listening, or anything like that.

trailsillustrated's avatar

Tl;dr they are dumbasses—sorry—

anniereborn's avatar

I would imagine it’d be rare to find someone who LITERALLY believes everything they are told.

Kardamom's avatar

The real problem is that they don’t actually believe everything they hear. Only the incredible, un-substantiated and exciting stuff. They don’t tend to believe in factual information or science.

Silence04's avatar

Literally impossible

Jewel10's avatar

I think most people are so set in their ways and have their own self-centered way of doing things that they resist change due to inconvenience.
Seeking out truth and knowledge could disrupt all they hold dear to them in their life.

There are many desensitized people in our world.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Some people need to be burned a couple of times to be skeptical.

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