"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." -- Bertrand Russell
The design of this blog is to attempt to provide some samples of truth, not to call people stupid. However, the Nobel Prize winner makes a great point. He is simply trying to tell those of us that question things and may perhaps be a tad indecisive from time to time because we are weighing our options that it's okay!
Russell was a philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, and political activist. This meant that his studies were in some areas of certainty, but many areas of uncertainty.
Uncertainty is a necessity of a thinking person. I'm not 100 percent I should hit the publish button for this post because the quote calls some people stupid and has a funny sounding word in it.
When an individual displays overconfidence and self-importance, it doesn't mean that they are any smarter than those who have a little doubt and some self-consciousness. It's quite the opposite, according to Bertrand.
Continue weighing your thoughts before diving into something. Continue to doubt until things make sense to you. This is how change happens and it's a good sign of your intellect.
Check out The Traveler by Paul Cardall. It might help in figuring out which way to go.
Now, should I post this?? Hmmm....