I believe the proper cynical answer is, "Probably not."
When you are alienated from the rest of people, nothing moderates your own beliefs. You are basically on your own, with noone to tell you you are wrong. And you lose contact with reality, your beliefs radicalize and... well, you can guess the rest.
Btw, i dislike the expression "search for truth". It's too philosophically and religiously loaded, and it often means the opposite of the literal meaning of the words. I think it's more adequate to reduce your expectations to weed out errors and beliefs unsupported by evidence, rather than searching for truth
Last edited by jotabe; 2012-11-24 at 05:34 PM.
Thread made me want pizza
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^You said this, i said search for truth.Meanwhile we need to put our best effort to be more critical with our own beliefs than we are with the beliefs of others. To use our intelligence to help us find the weak points of our mindset, and attack those points.
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No, you're not alone, This is pretty much the way I think about the world. If anything I'm a bit more cynical than this.