THE ONE AND ONLY BARRIER TO THE TRUTH
I listen to the news, I listen to the politicians, I listen (visually) to posts on Facebook and I can’t seem to know where to find the truth.
In reality there is no truth. There is my truth, and your truth, and as of today when I checked, more than 7.8billion individuals truths across the globe. What we see in the world is merely a perception based on how our brain is wired – it’s a compilation – and every brain in the world is wired differently.
To overcome this, accept what you hear from others as a starting point, not an end point.
The one and only barrier to the truth is proactive curiosity. The absence of proactive curiosity leaves us vulnerable to being ‘brain-washed’ i.e., accepting non-truth or assumption as truth. This is normal for humans, just not particularly useful. It is also a powerful political tool – world politics as well as friendship circle politics.
This is what proactive curiosity looks like – and does not look like?
|Let’s dive in and get started!||Great!||Just to clarify, what exactly do you mean by ‘diving in and getting started’?|
|Somebody said that Harold and Megan are separated because Megan cheated on him!||Really, that’s terrible!||Who specifically said that? How do they know? Has anyone spoken to either of them or checked that out?|
|The Government is not doing its job!||Yes they are (government supporter)
I agree (opposition supporter)
|Tell me more about that. What exactly are you referring to? Can you explain what they are doing and how that is an issue for you?|
|I think we should start this new project immediately!||No, we should definitely wait after 30 June.||Ok, interesting! I have a different perspective, but can you tell me more about your thoughts first so I can understand where you are coming from?|