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The Belief Train

It will never cease to amaze me just how quickly some people will jump aboard what I like to refer to as “The Belief Train.”  What is that, you ask?  It is a mode of transportation that goes around picking up passengers who are willing to believe any and everything that’s presented to them, giving no regard to the fact that there are ALWAYS two sides to every story.  Unfortunately, most people choose to believe what they want to believe without all of the facts presented to them.  While it is true that people are free to believe what they want to believe, it seriously irritates me that a great volume of people are willing to accept things at face value, regardless of whether or not there’s more to the story than what they’ve been told or heard on the news.  Don’t just believe what has been presented to you….DIG for the facts, research the stories, listen to or read eyewitness accounts from people who were there and actually saw what happened.  Don’t point the finger of blame until you have ALL of the facts.  And I’m not just referring to the incident with the doctor who was dragged off United Airlines forcefully.  I see “fake news” stories every single day.  If I have questions about it, I research and see what else I can find about that particular story.  I am not now, nor have I ever been, a gullible person.  I simply like the facts, that’s all, and I want to know BOTH sides of the story, not just the one with the seemingly bad outcome.