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You abhor a vacuum

Aristotle told us “nature abhors a vacuum.” The basic hypothesis goes – nature will fill an empty space; and unfilled spaces are unnatural. It’s validly rests upon the premise that there is no such thing in nature as a “void.” However, over time science has concluded there is more truth to this in psychology than in physics. There are voids. Your minds constantly fills them.

Everyday you encounter hundreds of things you do not truly understand. At the same time your mind has a fundamental need to make sense of your world. Your mind will not accept this vacuum – you abhor it. Accordingly, you fill it.

Your observations and senses filter through your preexisting world views. Your world views frame your perceptions. A nuanced story is created using a recipe of perception, life experience, and biology. When you fill the void, you customize your reality.