Life is very much a choice between open-mindedness and certainty …

Life is very much a choice between open-mindedness and certainty …

–Richard Maybury

…this is a good place to point out that for me personally, there are no facts, just working hypotheses. To me, life is very much a choice between open-mindedness and certainty, and I have been stung by certainty so many times that I now prefer always to err on the side of open-mindedness. I always cling to at least a tiny bit of doubt about everything. This is not to say I think everything is false. It is to say I admit I will never be intelligent enough to have a complete picture of anything, my view will always be a bit off because I’m not perfect. Indeed, because I am not perfect, certainty is a trap.”

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