This week keep an open eye for the tendency to assert as true what you don’t know in fact to be true. What are the limitations to your knowledge and your sources of information? Question information sources this week. Look on and below the surface. Question what you read, what you see, what you hear, and the source of the information. How much do you really know about what is being provided as source information?
Most people assume whatever they believe must be correct and defend those beliefs as truth. However, unfortunately prejudice, bias, half truth, and sometimes superstition stand as the foundation for “truth”; which can be a challenge to defend, if examined closely. Be on the lookout for opportunities to test the “truth”.
When your cannot refer to evidence that proves your belief to be true start by saying: “I may be wrong, but I think….” or, “Up to this point I have believed…”
Actively question beliefs that seem true to you
Look for alternative sources of information that represent viewpoints you would not have considered
Notice when your argue for beliefs without evidence to support your claims. Dig deeper into why you are doing this
Listen to “truth”, understand the source “truth”, and act to minimize your ignorant thinking.
Let’s find the extent of your ignorance, identify the root cause, and be open to challenging beliefs.