Whether it be political, religious or cultural it is worth the attempt to cut through bias and propaganda and base one’s judgment in truth as far as possible. Mental laziness is one cause of the misguided opinions that people form without any attempt to base them in fact. It accepts everything that is promoted socially or politically without having the curiosity to critique it for truth or integrity. Personal conviction can change this. A sincere desire to follow what one is convinced is true is the best course of action but it requires a critical, open, and informed mind and a willingness take time to sift out what is true.
Let me remember the call that we be salt of the earth and leaven.
I will examine my own usual mental disposition. Am I mentally lazy? Where do my commitments lie?
Salt is good; but if salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? It is useless… it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
The truth shall make you free.
The Gospel calls individual Christians to live lives of honesty, integrity and concern for the common good.. to create circles of integrity..,networks of solidarity which can expand to embrace and transform society by their prophetic witness.
I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Mental laziness makes us lose all lively interest in the subject.
What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.