Sincerity Is Not a Test of Truth

27 Jul

Sincerity is not a test of truth.

Sincerity is not a test of truth.  Sincerity is a test of magnitude of belief. Gandhi was sincere, but so was Stalin. JFK and Ronald Reagan? Sincere.
But Hitler was sincere as well. We can believe fervently, with never-ending sincerity and STILL be dead wrong. Our leaders, on both sides of the isle, are
certainly sincere. Their life experiences have led them to their current belief systems.

TruthHere’s what I’ve learned: Receiving handouts destroys our self worth. Lack of self-worth impedes our ability to take action in our own best interest. And lack
of taking action in our own best interest invariably leads to neediness. Yet life will not respond favorably to neediness, to victims. Life responds not to
what a person needs, but rather what he has labored for, mentally, physically and emotionally.

Bad breaks? Sure. Hiccups? Of course. But over the long run, those who have done the hard work and exerted the discipline will be rewarded. Those who
expected something for nothing will lead a life of frustration. These are natural laws that you and I cannot alter!

If we want a nation of cripples then let’s just keep handing out crutches.  Our future as a country will not be determined by the needs of our citizens. It
will be determined by what we deserve through our level of discipline, our work ethic, and our willingness to accept the natural laws that regulate our
existence.

If you believe me to be off course here, please help me understand where I have gone wrong.  I am interested in reason, not name calling or finger pointing, please.  If your life experiences have led you to a different conclusion please chime in.  I sincerely would like to hear your opinions.

Most sincerely,

Chris Sanderson

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4 Responses to “Sincerity Is Not a Test of Truth”

  1. Dean Whitlock July 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    what you’ve said here is in fact a “universal truth.” it applies not only to leadership and welfare states but also to grades, homework, chores and raising teenagers.

    • Tech Savvy Lender July 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

      Dean – Thank you for the encouragement. Indeed, these are the lessons that I’m trying to instill in my own daughter. Tough times to be a parent…

  2. Joseph Noorthoek July 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    The world does not like or accept a vacuum, so why create a vacuum economy? Why create a society of people who take and not give back?

    On the other hand, contributing to society by giving our best effort, and constantly improving in our area of excellence, will give everyone who tries it exactly the same results. Success! Accomplishment! Freedom!

    I’ll take those over a hand out any day.

    Great post Chris, thanks!

    • Tech Savvy Lender July 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

      Call me harsh, but I’ve found the majority (not EVERY, but the majority) of people who find themselves downsized or out of work haven’t made any effort while they were employed to learn a new skill, read a book, improve their vocabulary, extend their circle of influence, etc. Jim Rohn insisted, “Don’t get caught now in the 21st century with just one skill!” So true. CANI = Constant and Never-ending Improvement.

      I appreciate you, Joe. Thanks for making a little comment on my posts from time to time. Very encouraging! 🙂

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