Lost in a Sea of Opinions

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to believe.  Following the horrific and numerous murders in Paris, a barrage of information and opinions are circulating. I see posts and blogs that cover beliefs spanning the spectrum from love to hate. Sometimes it’s hard to know what you believe. “Should I believe what this person is saying or that person?” You are being presented with one of the best gifts of humanity, the ability to choose for oneself.

When you don’t know what to believe it usually has something to do with not being fully defined. Yes, this is a boundary post! It’s your responsibility to know what you agree with and what you don’t. If you are unsure, do a bunch of research on various topics and ask yourself what you think and feel about each one. Go back to your foundational values. If you don’t know what they are, start thinking about what they could be. What is important to you?

It helps to think of things from a personal perspective. You can use that perspective as the filter through which information and thoughts pass. If this thing were happening to you, what would be important to you? Imagine being on your death bed and having the opportunity to reflect on your life, what beliefs would you imagine being truly important when all is said and done.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Lost in a Sea of Opinions

  1. Agree completely and thank you for the blog. Personally it’s taken me a lifetime (I’m 64) to discover my values. They’ve always been there, but I needed the help of my Wife to work out what they were!
    I find it so frustrating that I can’t get to the bottom of issues. Governments and the media obfuscate. Not even the Internet helps.
    We are, I fear, living in an age when the real facts are distorted.
    Ken.

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