Sunday, 30 April 2017
Is too much self questioning a bad thing?
There is a fear people have that questioning everything will lead to relativism. This kind of person “values” deeply held beliefs that are difficult to challenge; and, they don't want to lose them.
These deeply held values can be arrived at in different ways, however. The person that questions everything, can have deeply held values too. That is, the ones that withstand the fire of his scrutiny and self questioning.
The person who has “deeply held values” based on avoiding questions, is the dogmatist, in other words. And, if they fear losing their values, you have to wonder why that is as well. Maybe they never had them in the first place.