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The price of (mental) liberty is eternal (intellectual) vigilance

The price of (mental) liberty is eternal (intellectual) vigilance

Whom do I run with?

I am part of a group of people who believe that a virgin gave birth. Who believe that a dead man came back to life and floated into the sky.

I am part of a group who believe in the power of network marketing.

I am also part of a group of people who believe in getting up every morning and going to the office.

I am part of a group of entrepreneurs who believe in bettering their lot through small business.

I am also a part of a group of people who believe in radical self-betterment through the ontological principles of working on your being first of all.

I am part of a group who believe that aliens exist and may have already made contact with earthlings.

Now, here's the strange thing.

People in each of these groups believe some pretty far-out things that are simply unbelievable to those outside the group.

Now, here's the stranger thing.

People in one group who face ridicule for their far-out beliefs, still ridicule people in other groups for their far-out beliefs.

So you have people who believe that a man rose from the dead mocking those who believe that out of the billions and billions of solar systems, perhaps we're not alone.

You have people who believe that changing your being is the key to life mocking people who believe that network marketing can have a compound effect on your earnings.

People who believe in the power of network marketing being sceptical about bitcoin.

People who believe that they can make a living by living off a barely sufficient salary mocking people who believe that they should supplement their income with business.

People who believe in the scientific method refusing to entertain phenomena that doesn't fit into their existing paradigm.

And on and on it goes.

Look. We all have our beliefs.

And some of these beliefs are pretty far out.

In fact, might I be wrong to say that ALL our beliefs seem ridiculous to somebody else? In this age of the internet, you can always find an opposing view to everything.

But here's the thing. We all have our beliefs and they all seem far out to somebody. So we need to test those beliefs and see if they stand up to scrutiny.

And this is a 24/7, always-on job.

Are you up to it?

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emily tipped:
Beautiful! Without opposites and crazy ideas, what path would evolution have taken? Hurray for the ridiculous!
alphalim replied:
Amen to that!