Healthy Skepticism

Is a rare thing.

Self-proclaimed skeptics generally aren’t skeptics, they’re just people who enjoying disagreeing with things.

But healthy skepticism is a different thing. It’s good to have a look at things before trusting them. It’s good to consider what people are saying before agreeing or disagreeing with them. It’s good to keep an open mind.

Blind acceptance or blind rejection are both unhelpful. But there is a healthy balance somewhere in the middle where you can consider all things in the light of your own knowledge and experience. You can take into account the all the facts along with the wisdom of others who have proven themselves to you, weigh up the options and make your decision.

There’s still no guarantee that you’re right or wrong, but it’s a healthy way to go about it.

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