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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Where do you GET that? Original thinking By Hoarder

Is it just me or what? When discussing issues with others and I tell them the reasons I have reached certain conclusions they sometimes respond with "Where do you get that?".

Our conclusions are what we reach after deliberating, evaluating or analyzing information, not something we "get" from a source. Information is not conclusions, just material to fit the jigsaw puzzle.

There are two kinds of people, those who arrive at opinions and conclusions on their own and those who rely on the thinking of others and merely select which ideas of others they will adopt as their own.

When someone says " Where do you get that?" they are admitting that "getting" conclusions from others is as close as they ever get to thinking. At least that's my take on it.

If they responded "How do you arrive at that?" it might indicate they arrive at information on their own, as arriving is what happens after a journey. Listening to the talking heads on the boob tube and swallowing a story that does not fit together is not a truth-seeking journey.

We're living in a world of lies. I don't claim to have all the answers or that I'm the final word on anything. Our conclusions have to be constantly re-evaluated. That said, conclusions are tentative conclusions only and subject to re- asessment whenever new evidence, information or reasoning are presented.

Since most of us have concluded that government and media have willfully decieved us, the next logical step is to realize that much of what we believe needs to be re-evaluated. It would not make sense to assume that everything we think we know....everything which we have learned from known probably true.

The masses seem to think of mass media as the "fact gods" whose information is automatically accepted as fact without much proof or deliberation, yet any refutation of mass media stories is subject to every standard of proof.

Certainty is something to be measured in degrees. Very few realities can be ascertained with absolute certainty. Instead of dismissing that which is not absolutely certain we can do something investors do....figure out what is probable.


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