Thursday, October 27, 2016
Go Ahead, Believe in What You Can't See (H1)
I decided to start this weekly short essay question with a quick internet search. That search led me to the idea that plenty of people believe in things that they cannot necessarily prove or see. One website had a list of ten, many of which I found interesting. Those ten were: Aliens, Astrology, Cryptids, Ghosts, Psychic Mediums, Karma, Intuition, Fate, Religious Texts, and God. I find myself believing in quite a few of these things. For example, what this website calls intuition, is your gut feeling. You ever catch yourself in a situation where you need to make a decision, but you are at a loss as to which choice to make? A lot of people believe that when you have a gut feeling in one direction, that's some higher universal power telling you that your decision is correct. We've all used it, whether in that situation or when to decide if you should trust someone or not. There's no verifiable proof to it, there's just a deep-rooted feeling.
Is there anything wrong with this idea of believing in what you cannot see? No, there's not. We are human beings. We are infinitely beautiful and complex creatures. Some beliefs may seem silly or odd, but they make us who we are. If every person only believed in concrete ideas, that would crush creativity and ideas and actions. Beliefs lead to action. Without them, we aren't who we were created to be. So go ahead and believe in what you can't see, you'll be better because of it.