I've been considering the old conspiracy theories again and the fact that many people consider them just too far-fetched.
Why? I ask myself.
Well, I say that listening to conspiracy theories requires stretching the mind to accommodate ideas that it naturally resists - they stretch it to discomfort when it would rather be taking it easy. But these are crucial times and it needs to be stretched - things are happening around us and the nearer we are to the truth, the better.
But how can we get to the truth if we rule out a whole sphere of ideas?
Now, the fact is, listening to conspiracy theories does require a little effort at the start. The mind can get comfortable with its set ideas and it needs to be ousted from the armchair and sent for a run round the block.
Opening the mind up to new ideas will only bring benefits - and even if ultimately you reject those ideas, in the process the mind will get a good old workout. And you'll feel fresher and younger by the end - satisfaction guaranteed. Now, get your mental P.T. kit on - we're going mind training...