Hi Nick, I agree that there are multiple perspectives with anything. The more perspectives, the more truthful, generally. IE: Heaven Reward Fallacy, if taken down a notch (or 200 )... is basically an important character quality: COURAGE... to be willing to suffer for a greater good. As I mentioned, not ALL religious organizations teach all of these thinking distortions... but many do. Many parents and teachers teach these... it's important to learn to think for ourselves. As you mentioned, the root cause of thinking distortions (which are the root of mental illness) is generally found in upbringing family dysfunctions. We naturally come into this world, 100% dependent on others for our survival. Thus, our primary care-giver is considered god to us. Gradually, we replace this god with other gods (peers, media, religion...). The greatest lesson we can learn is to think for ourselves, to not look outside ourselves for feelings, but to look within. How do you think this is best taught and learned? I agree that marriages would last longer if each spouse would let go of the need to always be right. Really, we're all wrong! We know so little of what there is to know, so even if one's conclusion is more inclusive than the other's, both are still lacking. (I need to remember this.) You mentioned one can change others. Maybe indirectly, but isn't oneself, the only person one can really change?