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I Advocate Skepticism

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    Use Your Head, Listen to Your Gut, and Follow Your Heart

    I think it is important to listen to all sides of a situation.  I think it is important to think about what you hear and what you see.  In modern American society we are spoon fed "the truth", but is what we hear on the TV and read in the papers really "...
    rija rija 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    Right-Winged Conspiracy Theorists N Da House

    Question everything. Trust nothing.
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F Dec 6, 2007

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    For One's Own Good

    and no, being skeptical does not mean that you are being a know-it-all...it does not mean that you are egoistic and that you believe your opinions are the only ones that matter. being skeptical, from the way i see it, means that you are not giving yourself a chance to get fooled...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    Believe Half of What You See & None of What You Hear

    Years ago a sage, eccentric, half-cracked colleague gave me some business advice.  "You know when to believe a client?" he asked.  "No," I admitted.  "You don't believe 'em when they approve a project, you don't believe 'em when they...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 9, 2013

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    Believing anything without any evidence

    or on faulty logic is irrational and irresponsible. You must take into account the credibility of your source of information and whether it is the most current accurate model. IE: "Organic food is better for your health and the planet" Your evidence comes from Blue Aura...
    rgdesigns619 rgdesigns619 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    I am a Christian but I have many friends that are Islam. I'm tired of people thinking all Muslims are terrorists! I get sad when I hear fellow Americans say that we shouldn't allow...
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    "The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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    "Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way." Guy Finley
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    "Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves...
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    I am prolife because I will always be the advocate for the unborn. I will be the advocate for those who have no voice. I will be the advocate for those who are unborn, unseen...
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    Hi. I Am a 48 year old woman in a bad situation. I have been independent and hard working my entire life, until I was injured, TBI (traumatic brain injury), 2.5 years ago. My...
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    Be careful who you open your life and heart up to over the Internet. If this is all new to you and you don't usually meet people this way....skepticism is ok. I"m real and...
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    There are a lot of things and people who need a voice but don't have one and so if it's good I will be their advocate.
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