"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

04 January 2021

Is ignorance our right...?

Yes, it may be your right to remain ignorant.

But, IMHO, you have a social responsibility, a moral obligation, to question... everything.  If you do not question the things that you don't know the answers to, you remain ignorant.  Willfully ignorant.  That is a choice.  A poor choice.

On the other hand, if the answer you find doesn't agree with your preconceived notions, and the evidence is there to prove you are wrong, yet you remain steadfast in your verifiably incorrect belief, you are cognitively dissonant.

Then, OTOH, those asking you to believe have an obligation to provide credible evidence to make what they are selling believable.

It really is that simple.    Real is real, truth is truth.  Just because you believe it is right doesn't make it so...  Just because you believe it is wrong does not make it so.  Question everything.  But be smart enough to know when you are wrong.  Be smart enough to know when your beliefs are based on desire or emotion rather than on facts.  If you can't bring yourself to admit that you are wrong, even when you know you are, walk away.  Just walk away.  And let it be.  :)

And, as I have said in concluding many arguments over the years, "Sometimes just knowing that I am right has to be enough".  But please make sure you are right before you use that statement.  If it turns out that you are wrong someone will undoubtedly shove it up your ass...  As they should.  LOL.

I could go on and on but I know all of my friends here are smart people who realize that perpetuating fallacies is counterproductive in the long run.  And the long run is what we should focus on.   If we believe that we have to win every single battle, regardless of effort or cost, in order to win the war, we will surely wear ourselves out and ultimately lose the war.  Expending effort and resources fighting lost causes is not a responsible use of our time or energy.  It will not help us attain our goals.  It is the definition of futility.

I'm done.  Have a nice day.

Oh!  Saw my Dentist on the 1st.  She was glad I called her and came in.  Had a pretty nasty infection going on.  Quick root canal to drain it and it's much better.  Stopped pain meds last night.  Seems to be doing what it is suppose to be doing...  Thanks for asking, advising.  LOL. 


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