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The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get.
-- Scott Alexander
 

 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Truth is worth the effort

Information has gained widespread use as a form of currency. Beware of those who set out to counterfeit it.

The information that can provide you with value is the information that has truth behind it. Anything else will waste your time or lead you astray.

How do you gain trust in a source of information? You repeatedly question it, challenge it, corroborate it.

Truth has great value, and just like anything of value it requires time and effort to attain. Something is not true just because someone says so, or just because you want it to be true.

Those who seek to deceive rely on the laziness and carelessness of the people they deceive. Those who deliver truth are eager to be questioned and challenged.

Put in the necessary work to distinguish real facts from empty pronouncements. Truth is well worth the effort.

— Ralph Marston

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