“I Believe Amber Heard Is Innocent”: We Are All Guilty of Belief

Dr. Ava Pommerenk
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)
7 min readJun 2, 2022

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I have written this article as a tribute to the development of the human race. We could all grow a lot by becoming better able to understand where we get stuck in our own thinking and feeling processes. Dare I say, we might even all be able to heal together if we allowed ourselves to grow beyond this common pitfall.

Belief is at the root of it all.

The general public’s reactions to the court case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have truly amazed me. The amount of vitriol that supporters on each side have had for the other side, and the rationalization of their violent words and actions, have horrified me.

Yet, this is also no surprise.

I have seen this same behavior in regard to the issues of COVID denial, COVID vaccines, BLM versus Blue Lives Matter, gun regulation and gun rights, Trump, and Clinton versus Sanders.

I have also found myself wrapped up in the strong feelings associated with these dynamics. So, as you read this, be aware that I am not claiming I am any better than all of you.

So what are these feelings and dynamics I am speaking of?

People believe their version of reality is based on the right and moral way. They then claim superiority, and demonize…

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Dr. Ava Pommerenk
An Idea (by Ingenious Piece)

Coach. Psychologist. Writing about new perspectives, love, relationships, Narcissism, healing, transformation, & culture. www.avapommerenkphd.com