Tuesday September 3, 2013 #555
“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?”
~John Maynard Keynes
There is a tendency in much of society toward rigid belief systems, whether political, religious, technology preferences, and more. Individuals determine there is only one truth and refuse to entertain the notion of a different point of view, despite factual evidence – to the point of refusal to listen and even violence. I personally cannot understand this thinking and I hope you are also able to entertain differing views even on emotionally charged subjects. No one person or one philosophy has the right to claim ultimate truth as there will always be new information, changing context, evolving cultural norms, new scientific discoveries, and more. The greatness and the promise of our species is our ability to imagine possibilities and strive for better understanding. This can only be done with an open mind and an open heart. Don’t fall prey to the lure of “ultimate truth” and those who espouse it. Stay open. Keep evolving.