Tuesday, February 12, 2008

To discuss religion with a Jehovah’s Witness is a waste of time. His views, opinions and ideas are written in stone. He has no other intention but try to change your mind. The same thing happens if you discuss politics with a neo-liberal economist or women’s rights with a fundamentalist Muslim. Well, the same thing happens if you try to discuss almost anything with anyone. We all have our views written in stone.

To rid oneself from opinions, ideas and ways of looking at things is extremely difficult. We just can’t give them up. And still, this is what we have to do. Without this crucial step no further awakening is possible. To be able to question one’s own “thinking”, to be able to question oneself is extremely important. To have a strong self-confidence can create a huge problems if ones ideas are misunderstandings. And to doubt everything can sometimes be very healthy.

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