This is just my point of view about skepticism. This isn’t intended to judge all people who think that they are skeptical.

Skeptical isn’t a negative word, that’s what I want to highlight. In fact, it is needed, mostly by us, mathematician. Why is it needed? Well, in mathematics, it is highly suggested that we don’t simply accept everything that comes to us. We have to question every single fact up to the details: why does it occur? That way, it enables us to think abstractly, think rigorously, besides we also understand the problem more.

That’s why, in my opinion, Blaise Pascal, Rene Descartes, Gauss, Cauchy, you name it, can be a great mathematicians. I, myself, am skeptical. Curiosity is my middle name. I want to know everything that I can understand. Though sometimes I limit myself not to learn any particular subject because I think that’s not my field, I’m in the state of believing that if we study properly, we didn’t need that limitation.

What I want to highlight then is how skeptical you are in your real life. In my case, I’m less skeptical than I should be. I’m still skeptical, but in some cases, I’ve gotta have faith. Faith for the unexplained thing, that doesn’t seem rational, logical for us. There are always bigger mystery, I do believe that. We, human, are just human. Other words, our knowledge is limited. Why? Simply because human’s brain is finite, in my opinion.

Of what I do believe, even Bible has this said. Just like Bible said in Hebrew 11:1, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. This phrase is beautiful and does explain everything 😀

Don’t be bitter. I used to be that person, but I don’t wanna live with that anymore. Start believing your partner, or your closest one. Believing is one of main ingredients that keep any relationship lasts. Be skeptical, have some curiosity. Creativity can be created from that. But, have some faith, then you’ll see how great life is. You’ll enjoy your life more!


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