We treat friends different than strangers. Information is less scrutinized by those we have given the benefit of the doubt to. And what we are taught at a young age often goes un-scrutinized too.
When we are born our minds are a blank slate. Like sponges we are constantly soaking in new information. As we get older, we develop the ability to critically think. So we are careful what we process. We don’t want to duplicate and we know what we like to think about–protecting our narrative of the world as we understand it.
That narrative is invented.