Evidence or Opinion?

Learn for yourself before you decide. It seems simple enough to learn of the facts that will directly affect the outcome of your important decisions before they are made.

Yet, we often fail to learn first because it is more convenient in the moment to just decide and hope that things will go well for us. We may even justify our uninformed decision on the basis that this is what others are doing, so they must have sought the facts.

Better decisions are made by learning before they are made and then again after they have been made as you own the lived experience of having personally made that decision. The depth of your learning will grow over time and experiences.

Focus to learn how to think about each decision, not to focus on what you should think as a follower with the opinion of others.

“It is bad enough that so many people believe things without any evidence. What is worse is that people have no conception of evidence and regard facts as just someone else’s opinion.” — Thomas Sowell —


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