Going Wrong . . . Happily September 29, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
Stated another way:
If a belief makes us happy, does it matter that it’s based on a mistaken assumption?
Let’s take a child’s naive faith in a divine, caring, paternalistic deity.
Or in Santa Claus, if you prefer.
Is that naive belief a “stepping stone” to greater understanding of the cosmos and the child’s place in it?
Or is it a crutch?
Should we point out the fallacy of mistaken beliefs, even if it causes “happy idiots” to become “troubled existentialists”?
Is it better to be “right” or “happy”?
Stay tuned ~> maybe we don’t have to choose!
Aah . . . that’s better!