A lot of timeless questions such as ‘does God exist?’ or ‘what’s the meaning in life?’ cannot be answered with certainty and evidence. Sure people might feel they are sure but none of these things will probably ever be settled by science. So we operate based on some assumptions and wonder if these assumptions are true or not. But focusing our energy on unanswerable questions can occupy us for long without really helping us progress. That’s why I search for beliefs I could be wrong about:
- maybe people don’t have a soul
- maybe we really aren’t somehow connected in ways we don’t yet understand
The fact that I could be wrong about these beliefs and similar things does not bother me: because as I act as if these things were true I become more of the person I want to be. Even if I am mistaken.