There is a great quote that is almost 60 years old, but unfortunately especially true today:
"Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11 1962. Source: www.goodreads.com.