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I will always respect the person who says, “I live in the era of information, and I will take any truth that I think I learn and keep it entwined with doubt.”

I will never respect the person who says, “I will take what I come to know, and I will believe it blindly forever.”

And I will definitely never respect the person who says, “I will take what I learn, and believe it blindly, and let it dismantle everything I knew before.”

I will always respect the person who will look for the knowledge available in the countering beliefs of others.

I will never respect the person who fears the countering beliefs of others.

I will always respect the person who will acknowledge that the mind is extremely powerful, and that everything he knows to be real might be completely in his mind.

I will never respect the person who says that such a reality is impossible.

I will always respect the person who says, “I look only for truth, no matter what truth is.”

I will always respect even more the person who says, “it is scary to know that I might find out I am wrong, but I will seek for truth anyway.”

And I will definitely always respect most the person who says, “I will stop fearing to learn that I am wrong, because the search for truth can only bring me closer to the truth.”

I will never respect the person who says, “looking for the truth is scary, because I might find out I am wrong.”

I will certainly never respect the person who says, “looking for the truth is dangerous, because I could be deceived.”

And I will have the least amount of respect for the person who says, “you should not search for truth, either, because you might be deceived.”

I will always respect the person who can read this and say, “this could be about anything or anyone.”

I will never respect the person who can read this and say, “this is obviously pointed at me and is about something specific.”

I will always respect the person who will show me more truth than what I have in my own ways of thinking.

I will never respect the person who will show me only the ways that my ways of thinking offends him.

I will always respect the person who says, “I will celebrate when I find that what I know is wrong because then I will be closer to truth than I was before.”

I will never respect the person who mourns the loss of mental security that comes with learning more truth.

I will always respect the person who says, “I am happy for you that you have found your own truth even though it differs from what I know.”

I will never respect the person who says, “I will be sad for you and fight you because you have found your own truth that is wrong because it differs from mine.”

I guess, simply put…

I will always respect he who knows that he knows almost nothing.

I will never respect he who knows that he knows everything that he thinks he knows.

I will always respect he who accepts that his truth may change with time and wisdom and learning.

I will never respect he who fights it. Or he who fears it. Or he who knows all the truth he will ever know right now.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Oh, and I’d really like your thoughts on this. Your wisdom. Your responses. Your reactions. I want ‘em all and I love ‘em all.

I mean. Do you agree?

What we know that we know, and what we think that we know, is not always the same truth for all.

Am I right, blue and gold dress?

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he’s most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It’s an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!