You determine your truth.

Have you heard?
More investment risk may not bring more reward.
Aspirin may not prevent heart attacks.
And safer football helmets may not be safer after all.
Those beliefs may no longer be true.
Assuming they ever were.
Plato opined that belief is knowledge if it is true.
And if the believer has justification for believing it is true.
Reasonable and plausible evidence.
But is there ever enough evidence to create true knowledge.
Knowledge that is unquestionable?
Probably not.
Nietzsche wrote:
“There are various eyes.
Even the Sphinx has eyes.
And as a result there are various truths,
and as a result there is no truth.”
So if the inexhaustible search for reasons doesn’t define knowledge, what does?
Fascinating new research suggests it’s our ideals.
Our values and goals motivate our pursuit of knowledge.
And that self-reflective journey informs our beliefs.
Who we think we are and who we want to become is why we believe what we believe.
And ultimately, it’s why we do what we do.
So if you’re hoping to change your world, don’t start by seeking knowledge.
It will only confuse and frustrate you.
Start by changing the story you tell yourself about yourself.
And then let knowledge help it become a reality.