How strong should our convictions be?

  1. colpolbear profile image95
    colpolbearposted 6 years ago

    How strong should our convictions be?

    I try to be open minded at all times.  I listen to and consider an idea regardless of how ridiculous it may seem to be.  On the other hand, I also have to be assertive in some instances and push my ideas forward.  This is very difficult to do while attempting to not claim eternal knowledge, as some very ignorant people do (This is pointed at most walks of life and not any specific group.)  Where should a person draw the line between being bigoted and being walked on?

  2. loua profile image61
    louaposted 6 years ago

    Conviction is meaningless without facts, evidence and proof to balance the perception, logic and perspective of the idolized conceptualization.

    To believe in one's exclusive selfish convictions is a recipe for failure, because one's individual objective is only a very small part of the consciousness course, journey and path of the whole energy, nature and spirit of being...

    Selfish convictions are seen all the time in the bad decisions of religious leaders, businessmen, and politicians. 

    A typical example is, when a rich person inherits more wealth and becomes more removed from the working class to the extent that their perception, logic and perspective is skewed from the mainstream ethics, morals and integrity of life's general purpose, motive and intent.  Here we might wonder just what is the purpose, motive and intent of humanity.  Is it different for each person or is t the same for all, you have to wonder the way people believe they are different from one to another. 

    Even as energy, nature, and spirit is different by degree; humans are different to varying degrees of capacity, ability and potential.  Individual value, importance and worth is the same for each because all people are units of the singular self that only has worth when all comprise the one whole being; like the sovereignty of a town, a state, and a federation... 

    Here is how bad conviction without bias control has gotten: Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney then appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto as vice president for public policy. This is collusion in the most flagrant manner...


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