80% of what you ‘know’ you don’t. You don’t know the mating habits of Polar Bears, you don’t know how magnets or radio waves work, you don’t even know that she is actually your mother! Someone told you one day and because of how you feel about them, you chose to believe them. Not saying this is a bad thing, this is life. Most of what we know is handed to us without evidence or proof and it is as true as the love of those who gave it to us.
My point in all of this is: since we can, on certain subjects, and to some degree, choose what we believe, why not choose the best possible options? We could choose to give people the benefit of the doubt. We could choose to believe in people’s better natures. We could choose to believe that bad things happen to teach us lessons and good things happen to reward our decisions and that it’ll all work out in the end.
Now, am I saying be a fool? Of course not. If a fellow co-worker at your minimum wage job tells you they own a Ferrari but don’t drive it to work to save on gas, it is highly UNLIKELY that they are telling the truth but you don’t know one way or the other and in truth, it makes no difference to your daily life. Now, the second what someone says has the potential to impact your life, I resort to the old adage: trust but verify. I’m going to make sure the car has gas in it before I drive it no matter what you tell me simply because I’m not a fool lol. But by and large, if it doesn’t have the power to greatly impact my life, I give it very little weight, no matter how likely or ridiculous. I choose to believe whatever makes things easiest.
So, choose to be laid back, easy going, stress-free. Choose to smile and not care, not worry, not give weight power or credence to things that are no true consequence. Choose to be free.