Common Wisdom Can Lead to Common Success

By | November 21, 2010

Common wisdom–generally accepted information accepted as a truth–should be treated as merely a hypothesis until proven otherwise.

The following is the logic many people have:

Premise: X is widely accepted as being true

Premise (with logical leap): Anything that is widely accepted must be true

Conclusion: X must be true

I’ve found humans are predictably irrational. It’s better to question everything unless you want to submit to a life of blissful ignorance. ?I believe it’s wise to take control, remain skeptical and make independent decisions based on the best available data.

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