Don’t be fooled

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Today’s thought is a simple quote spoken over 150 years ago. This quote is perhaps more true today than it was then.

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”  – Soren Kirkegaard 1813 – 1855

Believing that is not true is the classical way that individuals are fooled. There have always been individuals intent on selling us something that isn’t genuine, valid, or of value.  There are individuals that cheat.  There are liars.  There are hackers, scam artists, and deceivers that attempt to fool us with untruths.  However, the other way to be fooled is just as bad and as destructive.  Failing to believe what is clearly true is more discreet, but is also more personal.  When we know the truth or at least have access to the truth, yet ignore it, we are only deceiving ourselves.  Seeking the truth, no matter how painful or disappointing, is what an individual with character would do.

So, think about what situations you encounter or what you may face today. Is the real truth available or obvious, but you choose to not believe it?  Are you ignoring the truth because it makes things more difficult for you personally.  An individual with character always seeks the truth.

Thanks for all you do to make this a better world and better place. Have a fabulous day!

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