There are no Sacred Truths

Human brain is only a tool. It is not perfect. It can be misused, but it is by the far the best tool the humans have.

Our mind is self-correcting and it can do almost everything, but two rules are applicable to every human being if he or she tries to succeed in his or her life:

First rule: there are no sacred truths. All assumptions must be critically examined and you must never assume that you are right and thus your opponent is wrong. Curiously enough, one of the secondary conclusions from this rule is that arguments from authority must not be taken as granted.

Second rule: whatever is inconsistent with the facts must be discarded or revised. Briefly, if a woman thinks all the men are cowards, useless and worthless, she should reconsider her visions and her approach (tarot or not).

We must understand the Cosmos as it is and not confuse how it is with how we wish it to be. The obvious is sometimes false; the unexpected is sometimes true.

We, humans share he same goals when the context is large enough. And the study of the Universe provides the largest possible context.

But we are a kind of arrogant newcomers in the Universe. We have come to settle on a planet which has existed billions years. And after looking about for a few thousand years every one of us declares herself (or himself, for the matter) in possession of eternal truths. Believe me, young lady: in a world that is changing as fast as ours, this is a prescription for disaster. No experience, no relationship, no reaction, no body of knowledge, is likely to have all the answers for your survival. There must be many solutions that would work far better than any you have envisioned. Your task is to find them.

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Understand the world as It Is, not as how you wish it to be. Image: © Megan Jorgensen

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