Through Stained Glass Windows.

I believe

That you believe

In what you’re saying.

… That still doesn’t make it true.

– O.D. ©2022

Art:  Vetyr

If belief is all it takes to make something true, then that one time in first grade when I believed I could will traffic lights into turning green means I’ve got road superpowers.

That belief is no less ridiculous than misinterpreted information being turned into actual fact.

Sometimes I wonder how people can be so certain about things. To have such firm convictions based on hearsay or what’s simply been theorized. I get it, we’re all fumbling in the dark somewhat, but how can we parse knowledge we haven’t understood as fact?

And even in the presence of thorough investigations that give rise to valid conclusions, how can we just sit and call it a day?

I get the little victories, how they should be appreciated. But I can’t for the life of me understand how one solution should become the only solution.

I suppose I begin to see it as a problem when these “beliefs” are pushed on me or others; I just don’t get it. It’s okay to believe in what you want to believe alone lol

Or maybe I just think too much.

But then again, how much is too much?

Can someone actually sit across from me and tell me with a straight face that I’m overthinking? They can’t, because they’re using their own subjective estimation. And perhaps through doing that they’re highlighting their own ignorance. Because by that logic, if there’s such a thing as overthinking, then we have to accept the existence of underthinking.

I wrote a poem about this a while back; seems these nuggets always find a way of resurfacing.

3 Replies to “Through Stained Glass Windows.”

  1. Right there with you! And for the “overthinking” thing… hmmm, I have been accused of overthinking on many many occasions. I say, I do Not overthink, I simply think. Slowly, methodically, analytically. But I see the logic there must be both because I often discern when others underthink. (Even me at times, if I’m honest with myself.) So if there’s underthinking, there must be overthinking. [Funny though how my autocorrect acknowledges the word Overthink but not Underthink. That tells you even the robots don’t want to acknowledge the term.]

    1. Lol @ the autocorrect. I don’t know why it doesn’t register.

      I’ve found a solution that works for me personally is surrounding myself with people who are willing to go as deep as I am. Individuals who are not afraid of approaching even the most taboo topics (with respect of course). I think what usually sucks when people say we’re overthinking is the immediate invalidation with little to no consideration.

      It’s like an open admission that “Nah, I’m too lazy to consider other possibilities. Let’s just go with this”

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