Religion made the word DOUBT a bad word. “Don’t doubt what I tell you, child. Believe what I say.” Isn’t it like saying, don’t you dare question anything, because I don’t have any answers?
DOUBT means we are skeptical and uncertain about something and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I don’t wish to be a person, that is always full of herself, arrogance doesn’t suit me.
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
― Bertrand Russell
Look around in this world just right now. Too many believe that everything they read somewhere is true. They don’t question themselves, neither do they question the source.
Doubt is part of knowledge, not more and not less. It keeps us in check when we start to be too sure about ourselves. It doesn’t mean we are fearful, it doesn’t mean we are scared. It just means that we ask some questions, either about ourselves or our performance.
Doubt is part of learning. We learn; we grow!
Telling people not to doubt, is like telling them to stay small. That is so much nonsense and it’s dangerous.
Yes, go ahead and doubt yourself and others. Ask questions when you feel like it. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”
― Robert Hughes