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Kind of wish this phrase would disappear. “Trust but verify” isn’t a thing.

The definition of trust is not having to verify things all the time. If you’re verifying constantly, you don’t trust it. By definition.

When was the last time you had someone taste-test a meal for poison when it was provided by your spouse?

When was the last time you asked your boss to verify their identity so that you knew you weren’t working for a fraud?

When was the last time you cautiously approached the old family dog that has never bitten anyone in his life?

Are you not verifying the things you trust in your life?

The only phrase that makes sense is “verify, then trust.” THAT is how you avoid ending up in a cult mindset. Once you start trusting people promoting the thing you’re studying, you’re already losing your ability to research it properly.

159 days ago
3 score
Reason: Original

Kind of wish this phrase would disappear. “Trust but verify” isn’t a thing.

The definition of trust is not having to verify things all the time. If you’re verifying constantly, you don’t trust it. By definition.

When was the last time you had someone taste-test a meal for poison when it was provided by your spouse?

When was the last time you asked your boss to identify their identity so that you knew you weren’t working for a fraud?

When was the last time you cautiously approached the old family dog that has never bitten anyone in his life?

Are you not verifying the things you trust in your life?

The only phrase that makes sense is “verify, then trust.” THAT is how you avoid ending up in a cult mindset. Once you start trusting people promoting the thing you’re studying, you’re already losing your ability to research it properly.

159 days ago
1 score