Question Everything

Of all the gifts that I can bestow upon my girls this is the most important:

Question everything. Question the color of the sky. Question the products you buy. Question the quote from an expert. Question all reductive studies of truth. Question every branch of inquiry. Question intentions, agendas, beliefs, opinions; question everything so you can make it your own. Question the story, the words, the choice of sentence structure. Question the tone of the word from mouths, the stance of the speaker. Look deeper, then, into the thin fleshy mask that may say one thing and still mean something else.

Know that truth is an illusion created by some self-important being floating out in the environment. There is no face value behind a mask. Learn of their truth; accept it or deny it but question its authenticity. Don’t blindly follow a voice you have never met, will never meet, and doesn’t know you in particular or you as a sentient being.

Leave nonsense where it dwells; in the hearts of the sheep. Let others be blind fools led to slaughter. Let others give into the ridiculous venom spewed by those who look to enslaved you. Let others fall prey, as prey should, to half-truths, gray-scale truths, and the ever so illusive and invasive ‘it’s for your own good” truth.

Question the herder that wants you attention, question more the herder that wants you action, question the zealot that says only his way is the right way. It never is.
Believe in everything but only after you have made it your own. Turn it inside out, tear it apart and then reassembled with your own glue made from real data colored by your own tools and experience. Know that everyone wants you to bend to their will but only your own will is ever looking out for you.

Question scientist; because someone is paying their bills. Question religious leaders for they are often the least pious. Question politicians, judges, bureaucrats because after all it comes down to economics, control, and flat out self-preservation.

Question this: are they predator, prey, or observer and then which are you? Lead, follow, or be oblivious. You cannot hide.

Take nothing at face value and take everything as questionable. Learn that in the end your opinion is your truth and to be wise in spite of the backwash of other people’s truths in your open container soul is your choice and takes persistence and diligence to keep that black sludge of deception from filtering out what is good and true in you. Never forget your truth is not designed as the gospel for others to live by. Nor is the message from others to be your bible. Share but do not force feed, feed but don’t be false led.

No human is an island but you control the ports. You direct the traffic, you decide who resides, and you vote off those that seek to strip you of your rights (human, constitutional, to choose, to think free), and attempt to sear your flesh with the mark of their herd. Whether they be teachers, preachers, corporate titan, the police, army, or any other of assigned authority; they are still just human. Power is not potential, position is not wisdom, people are still just people. In a word; fallible. They are no more right or wrong then you, so question them respectfully, but do not accept them absolutely, as God-head, at the expense of your own head. For they make take it for their own purposes.

Your life, your choice. Question everything till the day that breath no longer flows from you and then maybe you will get the real truth. That too is another question. The ultimate question…