Do Not Ever Trust Everything You Think Until You Verify

Do you remember when Ronald Reagan and Henry Kissinger discussed working with the Soviet Union, and developing a better relationship? International diplomacy is quite tough, especially when you don’t trust your perceived enemy, and your perceived enemy doesn’t trust you. However, these wise gentleman did come up with a plan, and it was quite simple; “Trust but Verify!”

Now then, often humans have preconceived notions, and much of it comes from their political persuasion, their religious identity, their sense of nationalism, and other sources such as academia, industry, and extracurricular activities such as volunteerism, philanthropy, sports, and various hobbies. It’s easy to get jaded in your old age if you are constantly considering other views and other situations.

It’s not difficult to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see the world from their point of view, and you don’t really have to live their life to understand where they’re coming from or to understand their arguments on their side of the equation. They say you shouldn’t trust anything you hear, and only 50% of what you read, but you can trust most of what you see. I would submit to you that we could take that famous line of reasoning one step further.

That is to say you should never trust everything you think, until you verify it. Does that make sense? There is another famous quote by Thomas Kida, that goes something like this; “Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” and although he said it as a humorous remark, it does make a lot of sense doesn’t it? Now then, they say it takes a lot to admit when you’re wrong, I believe that to be so. It also takes a lot to unlearn something you’ve learned incorrectly.

If you’ve gotten the information from a source which is unreliable, but at the time you felt it was reliable information, you probably perhaps committed it to memory. Perhaps you 먹튀검증커뮤니티 acted upon this information and made a decision. Any psychologist will tell you that once a human makes a decision they work to prove themselves right and reinforce that decision they’ve made. Even salespeople use this principle when doing trial closes and trying to sell items to another.

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