“Ignorance is bliss” is the basis of too many belief systems. Beliefs make a claim and then ask followers to “believe it” because they say so. While the good beliefs help via “visualize and actualize” practices and help invoke the placebo effect in people, the bad beliefs prevents knowledge discovery and advancement by providing and satisfying curious minds with an incorrect answer. Unfortunately, some beliefs even goes further and is the root cause of purporting evil against the non-believers.
Belief does not require proof. Too many a times charismatic people, organizations and campaigns make you believe something that is not true. Example: Politics, Product Marketing (eg. Magnetic Bracelets, weight loss pills etc etc.) , Religion what have you.
My biggest problem with the perpetrators of belief is that they impede truth, and real growth or advancement of our understanding of the world.
Simply put, I think: “Belief impedes truth”.
Was trying to look for who said this via Google,… but realized that I may be the first one. Let me know the source if there is one.
“I would have been a lonely man if not for the voices in my head”
Its weird when a criminal, or person realizes their years of wrong doing. Now that they are reformed, and no longer that bad person, is our dislike towards them unjustified? Now that they see the light, and are “no longer that bad person”, does society or we then punish a now “good” person for their “previous life” where they were young and ignorant of their ways? I am talking about criminals, rude people etc etc.
I think its ok to be cautious of reformed bad people. Too many examples of tigers not changing their stripes. Its in their nature.
“The more you do something, the more of it you do. So do everything wisely.”
Thought I heard this quote somewhere, but could not find it via Google search.
Lucky me: Found a small box
Unlucky me: Sprained my back picking it up
Lucky me: Its got a $30,000 Rolex
Unlucky me: Found it was stolen when I tried to sell it. Now I am the suspect.
Lucky me: I was able to prove my innocence.
Unlucky me: I wasted all that time and sprained my back in the process.
Lucky me: The owner sends me a $200 reward for finding it.
Unlucky me: The back doctor bill was $300
Lucky me: Media picks up the story and I am a local “hero”
Future: ??? good or bad… the story will continue…
Have a swell Thursday people!! And no, I did not find that watch… Just wrote up that story to illustrate a point. (The message in the story parallels a story I heard long ago. I forget what the original story was.)
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
Looks like healthy life means eating healthy, reading healthy, and socializing healthy… Good input = good output
Go by what suites the occasion.
Bottom-line is do what and when it is necessary.
Too many non universal quotes out there.
Loved this quote. It struck a cord somewhere in me. Helps me get past my lazy moods when they start dominating my hours.