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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Challenge ... Difficult Indeed!

The great pleasure in life for a genius is doing what people think and say you cannot do. But according to higher law, it seems wiser doing things "in secret", without claiming credit or broadcasting the status of being a genius. 

Few, myself included, fully comprehend how little we know and many fear being open to consider something new. Therefore, truth, which is usually unpopular here in this world in which we now reside, is tossed aside, discarded, ignored, or outright rejected, but is rarely embraced. Further light or knowledge is seldom gathered when it is offered and additional truth goes unnoticed or is judged to be of little value and goes unheeded.

Here's a few quotes to consider (Mark Twain and others):

The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know that you don't know.

The more you know, the more you know you don't know.

The less you know, the more you believe.

The more you know, the less you need to say.

The more you talk, the more others know how little you know. The less you talk, the less others know how much you know.

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so!

You may have noticed that the less I know about a subject, the more confidence I have and the more new light I throw on it.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

Therefore, many continue on the same path, around and around, thinking they know something for sure, not budging, not considering, not listening, not even using common sense or critical thinking in the process. Not only that, but the source or messenger or deliverer of truth is too often condemned, cast out, ostracized, shunned, persecuted, and sometimes killed. 

Perhaps the difficult challenge for many is to realize that you (with the rest of us) really are "stupid" in the sense that you know such a small fraction of the fullness ... until, of course, you receive the fullness. The following scriptures may throw some light on the subject of fullness: (D&C 39:4-6) and (D&C 76:13-14)

Would it seem worthwhile or valuable for you to be more open to new or further possibilities and diligently seek truth and gather light? What do you want? Do you have questions? If so, who could and would give you the most accurate answers, know and reveal to you your next step, and upon whose word you could always trust? God? "Stupid" men? Others? Would your answer remain the same even when the "stupid" majority of men think you are more "stupid" than before and frequently remind you of it?

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