It seems that some people
Were never taught the difference
Between ‘feelings’ and ‘evidence’.
Put another way
How right a thing feels
Is not the same
It seems obvious
But it must not be
Just look around you
And see what people do in the name of ‘righteousness’.
There’s a horrible inverse correlation:
The people who are so certain of being right
(i.e. the most ‘righteous’ amongst us)
Are often the ones who aren’t.
The answer, perhaps
Is to be less certain of things
And to look at this idea of ‘righteousness’
With a certain amount of distance and wariness.
A strong opinion is no substitute for the truth.
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman