What a wonderful line I think this is: “suspend your disbelief“.
So many people are trapped in their ways of thinking because the once or a number of times found something to be ‘true’. But when you investigate it closely, it isn’t true at all. It was just their mind playing games with them. You see, we humans are wonderful at seeing, understanding, finding relationships between things happening… even when they are not even connected at all.
You surely know about the Pavlov dog experiment. He rang a bell while feeding dogs. After a certain time, the dogs started to produce huge amounts of saliva even when just the bell rang (so without getting food).
We go through life pretty much the same way (sometimes even drooling… 🙂 ).
What we learned is that when certain things happen, we should do X or Y. Why? Because people told us this, or we experienced it.