Paradigm Allegiance

Each person perceives, experiences, and interprets the world and its events in accord with their own predominant level of consciousness. … each level tends to be self-reinforcing … this process results in what is best described as ‘paradigm allegiance’ or the presumption that one’s own personal perceived/experienced world represents ‘reality’ (Protagorars’s error as pointed out by Plato). 
… For comfort and mental reinforcement, people seek for agreement and thus tend to congregate with others who share the same paradigm or worldview…
Paradigm thus predetermines the range of possible experiences or discoveries and is a factor about which the ordinary consciousness is unaware.