I think our world is plagued with too many people who think they have the answers and often like to assert their beliefs on to others. It’s a crying shame, actually. No one really knows shit.
Answers change all the time based on the information that is present at the time.
The world was once known to be flat. Clearly, it isn’t, right?
There were at one time 9 planets, including Pluto. Now, Pluto isn’t considered a planet. WTF?
A daily cup of coffee is good, but really it isn’t. But, it is, right?
Losing weight is as simple as burning more Calories than you consume. Until it’s not, because it’s genetic, like Sam’s unsubstantiated, “proof” article claims.
Violent video games causes murder. Unless, you’re someone like me who grew up playing violent video games but have never murdered anyone.
People are filled with a bunch of opinions, and “facts” that they have learned using someone else’s research that has been passed down in “scholarly journals,” textbooks, and now blogs and wiki pages.
The ignorance of people is so prevalent that I often cringe when I have conversations with people who just know they have the answers based on their “beliefs.”
I try my best to keep an open-mind when talking to people. I love to hear them out, whether I agree or disagree.What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for others. Everyone has unique situations. At best, one can only give a suggestion on what has or does work for them. Who are we to tell someone, you are wrong in your approach to life?
I think there are few universal truths in this world, and even then there are exceptions. For example, it is supposedly universally wrong to murder, but there are times when it can be justified…for certain people.
I believe in relative truths. What you believe is relative to your geographical culture, upbringing, education, etc. This is why I am of the philosophy, “what someone believes is far less important than why they believe.” In other words, believe what you want. I’ll give you my stance on the situation so that you can consider my thoughts, but I’ll try not to be so dogmatic as to convey my thoughts as “truth.”
Again, this works for me. The rest of the world can do whatever works for them. The world would be a very boring place if there was really only one “true” way to live a prosperous life. But guess what? What you consider prosperous is most like different than what someone else considers prosperous. Think about it.
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