A desire to think might be
I mean, sure, the careful examination of your beliefs and ideas is laudable.
But what about the possible consequences?
Heaven forbid you realize that you have been wrong for so long.
And heaven forbid you are made a little bit uncomfortable.
Don’t be one of those people where the most uncomfortable part is the thinking itself.
You know what I am going to recommend, right?
The best way to encounter and examine other people’s ideas is by reading.
What do you think I am doing right now?
90% of this website is about this very thing.
Are you a true student, or not?
Tothink, to dig into the foundations of our beliefs, is a risk, and perhaps a tragic risk. There are no guarantees that it will make us happy or even give us satisfaction.
-Alan Jacobs, How To Think