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 The only thing certain in this world is uncertainty.
The only thing certain in this world is uncertainty.

We love people who are certain. It makes things easy when we can be certain but with certainty comes responsibility, anytime we are one hundred percent certain we run the risk of shutting ourselves down to other possibilities. Certainty, in and of itself, is generally regarded as a positive trait. We are drawn to people who exude certainty because we see it as a sign of confidence but what happens when we base our certainty on faulty or incomplete knowledge? Black and white thinking is alluring because it reduces the need for deeper thought and responsibility. As much as we’d love to believe life is an action hero movie where the good guy is the good guy and the bad guy is the bad guy, it simply isn't that way.

A better way to look at certainty is knowing there are very few absolutes in life and acknowledging the grey areas exist. When we are certain we are exuding confidence in our ability to make an informed decision but are also not closed to other possibilities.  To be certain we have a responsibility to collect enough information to support our conclusions. If we are lazy about it or ill-informed certainty can quickly become a problem.