"The essence of wisdom is to remain suspicious of what you want to be true." -Jon K. Hart
Please explain why you either agree, or disagree. Thanks!
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:53 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 12:20 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by SWasson at 12:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Interesting quote. I suppose some would interpret his use of the word "suspicious" in the paranoid sense. In this case, however, I interpret it to mean "cautious", "skeptical" or "circumspect". With those definitions or synonyms of "suspicious", I absolutely agree. Finding information that only supports what we want to believe makes it easy for us to be ignorant of reality. We need our beliefs to be challenged if we are to acquire any wisdom, and if we ignore facts because they don't coincide with what we want to believe, we definitely sell ourselves short.
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:35 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
I don't know if I'd use the word suspicious, but I agree, I think people should question their beliefs. This goes for those who believe in an afterlife and those who don't. It's through questioning that we grow.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:17 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by whitenena at 12:58 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by MamaK88 at 7:22 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2011