Benefit of the Doubt

Doubt is not inherently bad.

Some doubt is ok as it shows an understanding of risk. But, the longer doubt lingers, it becomes a virus. When doubts wade around in your mind, impede judgements and emotions, that is when it becomes something more dangerous to you.

A little bit of doubt is ok.

It not only shows our humanity but also our openness to contrary possibilities. Some people exist to doubt though, living a life doubting so many things for whatever reason. That’s their thing, and that’s ok. It doesn’t mean anyone is “right” or “wrong,” that’s just their modus operandi. Some of these people will go so far in their doubting that they will seek out others who think/feel/believe the opposite of them and either argue, ridicule or harass as a way to change perception, because that’s a sure fireproof way to do so. But, that’s no different than some people who think/feel/believe something seeking out the doubters and do the same; argue, ridicule or harass.

But in all of this, usually, these two opposite sides strengthen each other, for better or not, which creates for more nuanced debate. And, if anything, at least people are talking to each other.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Harbans
    Oct 19, 2015 @ 02:35:09

    Doubtlessly doubt is itself doubtful if taken to its limits. Wonderful thoughts on doubt. :))

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