One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.
Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
One day Soshi was walking on the bank of a river with a friend.
“How delightfully the fishes are enjoying themselves in the water!” exclaimed Soshi.
His friend spake to him thus: “You are not a fish; how do you know that the fishes are enjoying themselves?”
“You are not myself,” returned Soshi; “how do you know that I do not know that the fishes are enjoying themselves?”
Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea