25 November 2015

A Declaration on Skepticism, Beliefs, and Questioning Everything

I've always had a hard time understanding those who are extremely and stubbornly steadfast in their beliefs (no matter what they believe in or don't believe in). There is still so much out there that is unknown. It seems preposterous to me to be so headstrong in such constricted points of view. Things change, the search for knowledge pays off, technology advances, and discoveries are made. I feel as though there needs to be a level of skepticism when it comes to the perception of our world. A child-like inquisitiveness in which we strive to maintain the older we get. To remain dead set on a certain way of thinking is detrimental to the advancement of not only society but ourselves as well.

A simple conversation with others can open us to a variety of other points of views that we may have never considered before. Points of views where no one is wrong and no one is right. All that matters is that your eyes are open enough to where your thought process may become altered in a way that is beneficial to yourself and those around you. If we remain in a life where we so willingly accept what others tell us a fact, how are we to ever search for the truth that is still out there? Stagnation is no way to live. We need to question what is around us. For if we do not question, we simply become the blind leading the blind.

"Beliefs are dangerous. Beliefs allow the mind to stop functioning. A non-functioning mind is clinically dead. Believe in nothing." - Maynard James Keenan
(Yes, I just quoted Tool...)  

What is your take on beliefs or the lack thereof?

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