Don’t Confuse me with the Facts

“Sure knowledge is based on belief and tentative belief is based on knowledge.”  Joseph W. Hager

I have known a lot of people who were certain of something because they believed it be so. There are others whose uncertainty grows the more they know. Some don’t want to be bothered with the facts-the facts may compromise their ideas. Others feed off the facts. Facts do enlighten a situation. The question really is: Do we want to be enlightened? Once a fact is known, it may alter our previous opinion…therefore it may alter us.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Confuse me with the Facts

  1. And thanks to filter bubbles the facts we are presented with make it hard to see the whole picture… I would like to think I want all the lights on to be able to see it all and make up my own mind about the scene… But yes, I look away sometimes as well and ignore facts that contradict what I already believe. It’s hard, this enlightenment thing!

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