I Don’t Have to Have All The Answers (And it’s okay)

Renaissance Fair, AZ Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Renaissance Fair, AZ
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

My belief system is pretty simple: treat all living things with kindness and respect, don’t hurt anyone, and I don’t have to know all the answers.  Life is pretty miraculous, and I believe that there’s a lot I don’t understand.  And I’m actually okay with that.  I prefer it that way.  For me, questions of religion and morality become simple.

Sometimes in my group, people will ask what I believe.  Or they may ask me if something sounds “crazy.”  My response is always the same: There are many things in this world beyond my understanding.  There are times when that response doesn’t satisfy people.  My lack of curiosity frustrates them, as if I’m deliberately holding answers.  I am curious; I’m just not likely to get the answers to some of my questions.  As to other questions; I’m patient.  Many of the answers will come in time.

People have always searched for answers to questions, and that’s not going to stop.  Differences are what makes the world such an interesting place, and there are those who are curious and will search for answers.  I enjoy listening to their answers, even as in the back of my head, I’m not convinced.  I’m just not convinced, even when others are so sure that their answers are the right one.

But just because an answer might not be the right one doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one either.

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

-From Hamlet

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