The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I am always surprised when someone gets upset when people ask questions. Doubt seems to make people very uncomfortable. They greatly prefer people who act purely on blind faith. Those people hear the rhetoric and swallow it whole, without an ounce of critical thinking. While that may make life easier for some, it’s why disinformation is on the rise.

Personally, I like it when people employ a bit of scrutiny. I enjoy those who fact check. If you take information seriously enough to determine that it’s accurate, that information increases in value.

As with steel, truth is tempered when it’s pounded on, and plunged into fire and water and then hammered yet again. Doubt tempers truth. That applies to religion, politics, current events, and everything else under the sun. We are all made stronger by this tempering process.

Never hesitate to do your homework. Question. Investigate. Learn. Then share what you’ve learned. We have brains for a reason. Let’s use them.

Read any good books lately? Try mine!

2 thoughts on “Doubt Tempers Truth

  1. Lyn says:

    Some truths are fluid and change with passage of time, so don’t be afraid to revisit long standing ones that may have been outgrown. What’s true for us as children often changes for us as adults. Having doubts doesn’t make you a pessimist. You’re being a rational realist exercising freedom of thought, so when intuition doubts, it’s time to think critically. Some, not burdened by dogmatic convictions, have so much doubt that research goes on 24/7. We seek answers even in our dreams. Sweet dreams Barb. 🙂

    1. So true. Just last night I lost 3 hours of sleep because my mind was grinding away at things. It’s a good thing I blog or I would get no sleep at all.

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