That you believe
In what you’re saying.
… That still doesn’t make it true.
– O.D. ©2022
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.