“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows. If I fail, if I succeed at least I live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity.” -The Greatest Love of All, Performed by Whitney Houston; Written by Creed, Linda, Masser, Michael
There are people who can do a very fine job of making you feel silly or stupid for believing what they consider to be “irrational” ideas.
Every worldview has its “thought-police”: the evangelists, apologists, and missionaries who wont rest until they’ve purified your mind of its ideological sins.
Here’s today’s two cents:
Your happiness has nothing to do with how much the scientific community, the religious community, the right-wing community, the liberal community, or any other community agrees with your thinking.
None of your detractors or dissenters will ever have to bear the burden of living with the emotional and experiential consequences of your beliefs.
The problem with concepts like “truth”, “rationality”, “logic”, and even “faith” is that everyone has their own conflicting standards for what the definitions are.
The solution: think for yourself, follow your own inner guidance, and take responsibility for the life you create.
At least that’s the way I see it.
What about you?