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Would you rather be as accurate as you can or be right?
The point of the last post is not to say I know what truth is, but to discuss the best known method for discovering it in a peaceful & purposeful way, through opening our consciousness to the things outside our control and accepting this apparent reality. It is this conscious act of keeping our mind open to the endless possibilities of the forces outside of our control, that allows us to better adapt in a more peaceful way. ————————Criticism————————
But, keeping an open mind to these possibilities includes potentially being wrong. Criticism can be a painful pill to swallow when even a small part of ourselves agrees with it. It can threaten that glass case we protect our fragile underexposed egos in. But again, are you an all-knowing God? Then why would you expect or assume yourself to be right, without testing your man-made theory? If it is accurate, it will hold true against the Whole of everything we currently know, which includes forces that are even outside of your control.
This perspective implies that we exist outside of the potentially restraining man-made concept of right & wrong. At its root, our adaptation as humans to this universe is reactive. Therefore, it is (not perfect, but) better to be as accurate as we can, rather than be right.
And if you need further reason still...Expecting or assuming our Selves as right(or wrong) is how people have justified killing/discriminating based on subjective religion, opinion, actual racism, god/power complexes, and more, that frankly is just not the most fair or sustainable perspective for everyone in a community.
Instead, let’s open-mindedly apply our beliefs to criticism. This rigorous self-analysis can be relatively difficult & mentally taxing, but will result in the best benefit for a peaceful & purposeful life.
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