We base our reality on assumptions that have been confirmed often enough to become our perceived reality. All assumptions are false to a certain degree, which means that reality as we know it is debatable. What we assume that is socially acceptable today might change ‘tomorrow’. The change doesn’t really happen overnight, we stop checking in with the outside world. The assumption has then become belief.
Beliefs keep us sane. Imagine living in a continuous state of unknown – we wouldn’t have headspace for anything else but making sense of the world. What we need to admit to ourselves is that we are not superior to other beings because of our perceived sense of reality.
We can manifest intelligence by being aware that our reality keeps us anchored without needing the world to conform to our views. Then we can be welcoming of other views without thinking that we risk the sense of security that our own perspective gives us in life.