It isn’t actually what you have, it is what people believe you have that seems to count.
Amazingly, as humans, we can be convinced of anything if it is put to us in a powerful and convincing way.
Con tricks have been going on since humans first discovered the power of myths. Now, with the tools available in our digital world it is a whole lot easier to ‘sucker’ people with any story you can convincingly concoct.
The people who do not fool for the con trick are those who are willing to question and be brave enough to stand away from the crowd.
We are bombarded with facts, science, things that are indisputable, they are sacrosanct, we can’t dare to argue.
It is amazing how as supposedly the most intelligent species on the planet that we so readily accept everything that we are told.
For me so much more is opinion than fact, actually, is there anything that we can claim to know to be 100% correct?
What have I learnt over 51 years? Well, most of what I have been told was a fact is actually not as black and white as it was presented to me.
I am learning to be curious, doesn’t mean I will change my view of what I am told, but, to not question things doesn’t make sense anymore.
So is the earth flat or round? I don’t know, I never been to space. If you’ve seen the Truman Show, they all thought their world was real until one person questioned it.