“Nor must we forget that in science there are no final truths.”
CLAUDE LÉVI-STRAUSS: ANTHROPOLOGIST
“I read an article which suggest that…”. This is how many arguments start these days.
Yes, data and science are critical for our development, for having conversations and making decisions based more on facts rather than just opinions, and to help us do what is best for us and our future.
But in a world where data is shared everywhere, serving different interests and purposes, and with new recent discoveries being shared that sometimes tell us something very different from what was commonly accepted as the truth up until today, how do we know what to trust and what to do with it?
Yes, there has always been new evidence, new data and new possibilities throughout the history of humanity. But these days science makes progress faster than ever, and we can disregard it or use it.
How can we also use this as an opportunity to expand our “learner” mindset?
Powerful question to ask yourself:
Do I approach information that contradicts what I believe with an open mind, in order to understand other perspectives and possibilities?
Make change happen:
Follow these steps:
- Think of a theory that guides or aligns itself with a core principle in your life (personal life or work life) these days.
- Find evidence against it.
- Try to understand it, and even try to explain it.
- If possible, try it out!
- After this experiment, just decide what you think it best for you!
At least you have expanded your knowledge and mental agility.
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