And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly…

In the continuing saga of my criticism of critical thinking…. An astute reader pointed out that some people give their hearts and trust too easily. That’s definitely true, and in fact I suspect one reason I’m so quick to wave the pom-poms for trust and the leap of faith is precisely that I’m a trust-and-leap kind of person. I realize that when I criticize the hypercautious, “every doubt is a reason to say no, every answer is just another more troubling question” approach I’m also offering a silent, suppressed defense of my own really headlong way of life. I do actually realize that what I say isn’t applicable to everyone! I hope you’ll all do the AA “take what you need and leave the rest” thing, and look for what’s useful in my posts while being reassured that I do know that people often reject my shiny advice for very good reasons.

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