What You Believe Is Not As Important As …

What you believe is not as important as why you believe what you do.

I would challenge you: if you cannot make a good argument from the opposing view’s perspective then you have not spent much time thinking about why you believe what you do.

In an age where information is just a google away, it is not uncommon for us to find some information source or personality that reinforces what we want to believe.

Challenge authority! Whether you are conservative or liberal or just looking for some different approach, look beyond the talking points. Ditto for everyone else. Do not be a tool. Do not let people create and then attempt to channel your anger or frustration.

Seldom is there a good answer. Life and issues are complex. Simplistic answers seldom are right.

Reach out. Find someone that honestly disagrees with your perspective and ask why? Who do you believe? How do you know? What would you do?

America will be a better place if we all asked why and challenged authority.

This blog item by William Golden, aka Bill4DogCatcher.com and JeffersonConservative.com — possibly the only TEA and Coffee party website on the internet.


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2 responses to “What You Believe Is Not As Important As …

  1. Al

    Bill, thank you for publishing on this topic. As usual, you’ve added some valuable insight.

    Glenn Beck recently published a book entitled, “Arguing with Idiots”. I actually took some heat last year for buying this book. For the record, I’m not a Beck fan; however, I recognize he’s a major player on the American landscape, a smart man, and a great entertainer. I want to know what he is saying because much of America is listening to him.

    Beck’s book is a really fun read. I may disagree with Beck on many thing things (not all things); however, I don’t doubt his influence on our political landscape. Beck offers valuable insights into our system; however, he specializes in carrying these insights often to illogical or extreme conclusions.

    I guess the title of Beck’s book pretty much sums up my feelings regarding arguing with the uninformed; however, I’m learning to avoid such arguments once I identify the “idiots” and move on to people who actually add value to the discussion.

  2. Great post, Bill!

    I would add, don’t be a victim of group-think or group behavior. That means you might have to avoid joining groups, but so be it. It also means you might piss off a lot of people, but that is also a so-be-it.

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