Locked In Preconceived Ideas
Preconceived: an idea or opinion formed before having the evidence for its truth or usefulness.
When our thoughts are predetermined, we fall into prejudgement and become prejudiced, which leads to a very narrow way of life.
To get through life, we have to have thoughts and skills, but underlying these thoughts are preconceived prejudices that affect our expression in life.
Being able to drop those preconceived ideas is the way of growing up the evolutionary scale. Understanding all this, empathy will arise, bringing about clarity and freedom.