I am really sleepy but I thought if I don’t blog about this right now I’d probably never blog about it. I’ve been procrastinating for 3 days already.
According to New Oxford American Dictionary, belief is:
1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists
2. (belief in) trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something
According to Wikipedia,
Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.
According to Dictionary.com, belief is
1. something believed; an opinion or conviction
2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof
3. confidence; faith; trust
4. a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed or faith
Something believed. Then, what is believing?
New Oxford American Dictionary says that believe means:
1. accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of
2. [with clause ] hold (something) as an opinion; think or suppose
Feel sure the truth of. Think or suppose. We all get to choose what we want to believe in. It’s almost the only real freedom that we have, but then again, are we not at all being constrained?
Don’t we filter through beliefs that are thrown at us, and then choose what we want to believe in? In the process of filtering, do we already not have a certain impression of the various beliefs? Acting upon the impressions that we hold for these beliefs, we choose the one that sounds the best to us, the one that we like, favour the most. Is this not already choosing upon our own preference, and not out of the passion for truth, to believe in and go after what is really .. the truth?
This was meant to be talking about religion. But then again, does it not also apply to our daily lives?
We reject, refuse to hear things that we do not like to hear. We keep on telling ourselves that those are not true just because we do not want to accept it as a fact. We tell ourselves the other people are foolish, for believing in it, for accepting it as a truth. But then again, do other people also think of us as foolish people that do not realize that the truth is true? So now, who is in any place to say whether that very something is true, or not?
It’s funny, how we see things like ‘fun facts’, ‘OMG facts’, ‘random facts’ and we read it and we go ‘wow, I didn’t know that’. Well, if you didn’t know that, how’d you know if it’s really real? It could be some guy behind the computer trying to make up shit to gain popularity, to make money, god knows. For goodness sake, most of them don’t even try to prove their points.
Truths, they are hardly truthful.