Hysterical or historical?
Today I need to discuss the importance of using our compassion to solve problems in the world. Often, people put on their critical thinking, skeptical hat to study or research, or sometimes they just mindlessly believe what experts tell them. I’m quite sure that feels very safe for them. but it’s also a very iffy thing. Better to trust your own research and intuition. The compassion required for research is compassion for the opposing viewpoint which if you do not have, you won’t factor in.
Without an open mind and skepticism at the same time, it’s unlikely the truth will bite you in the butt, unless you incorporate a bit of intuition, and unless you look at which special interests funded the research or news report. The intuitive part about finding truth involves intuiting the emotions behind the claim that’s made. Was it made from historical fear or hysterical fear? That is the question. Our so-called truths are modulated by our fears, our needs to survive. Often the public horrible-izes from an historic events and then you have bad decision-making and the variables are skewed.
History shows us from the Salem witch trials, how hysterics can run amok. History shows us many similar examples, for instance, refugees fleeing violent countries being shunned or jailed because we are so afraid. That’s going to look bad in future history books, if it isn’t rewritten.
Another example Is McCarthyism and the hysterics around that. These are just two examples of what happens during fear-based activity. These are hysterical occurrences and were not based on reality but only on fear, like any country that hates one race or commits genocide against another race.
It could be unforgivable and not rational – all fear based on mis-truths.
Ultimately, we take what we believe to be the truth for whatever reason and then defend it, even fight about it on social media, as if anyone really understood the non-hysterical truth of the matter.
It is almost impossible unless one has psychic abilities or strong intuition because so few people recognize the truth. In the final analysis, the truth is a tricky thing. No one has a monopoly on it, not the PHds, not the news anchors, not the soldiers, or the doctors or the politicians The truth takes deep research and tons of time, and then how can one believe the conclusions, anyway, since most studies are biased and in many cases, not even based on historical truths?