Lately I’ve been reading “The Demon Haunted World” by Carl Sagan. It’s a book that pretty much tries to separate the massive amount of thoughts cluttering up your mind that come from myth and fear rather than any kind of reason (there are a lot more in there than you could possibly guess). His point is that you should be a little bit more skeptical about what you believe. I believe that skepticism is healthy and that it should extend to virtually the ENTIRE world (there’s only one person I completely trust and that’s me…and honestly, I don’t even completely trust myself in most situations).
Obviously the downside about being skeptical of EVERYTHING is that it’s EXHAUSTING (just believing like an idiot is SOOOOO MUCH easier [again “sweeping generalization”…but the only reason you would have for disagreeing with me is the fact that your thought process has been contaminated by mysticism and religion which is designed to program you into believing that you aren’t capable of making a decision on your own…SWEEPING]).
Anyway, my tactic is to just spit out my writing as fast as possible (very rarely do I even reread my articles even once to make sure I haven’t said anything contradictory or repetitive). Although this inherently means that my readers are going to have to deal with some grammatical/fluidity issues, I think that’s more than compensated by the fact that they know they’re getting an honest conversation from me, and not some political babble that’s designed to please everyone and get me re-elected. I think MY readers are going to discover that they are on a twirling carousel in which they are on a regular schedule that involves being both praised and targeted for criticism on a regular basis…and if they look to their left or right, they’ll find that I’m right there on that carousel with them.