Roughly translated, Descartes’ statement, “ I think therefore I am,” is quite inciteful. Later versions state that, “We become what we think about all the time.” So, it might be quite useful if we stepped back and looked at what we think about all the time.
It doesn’t matter if you consider the political arenas, other important factors in life, or even your day to day existence. Whatever you focus on will quickly become a reality, and it can be good, bad, great, or horrendous. It all depends on where your focus is.
It has been said that people who are absolutely, undeniably, irrefutably right, had better be ready to be wrong. And that is quite a valid point. Consider ages gone by when the world knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world was flat. People were certain that the sun revolved around the earths. And the doubters were considered heretics and morons.
In the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds people were absolutely positive about the way the brain functioned and the power of the subconscious mind. Yet there was a man who saw things differently and felt the power of the subconscious mind was yet to be determined. His colleagues were condescending and abusive simply because he was not following the standard way of thinking.
And yet, in the late nineteen hundreds his theories were all accepted by the scientific community and his book was republished, with great success, nearly a hundred years after he wrote it. Sadly, it was well after he passed away.
So, those people who look at just one point of view truly limit their perspective and in doing so limit their lives. It might be so much better if everyone considered all angles of situations and beliefs, thought about things from all these perspectives and then reached their own opinion. And most importantly, still would keep an open mind just in case there is additional or new information that might help them understand something even more completely that before.