Don’t Mistake Your Denialism For Skepticism

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A skeptic needs to be convinced. They don’t just believe everything they’re told.

A genuine skeptic has an open mind. They’re happy to be convinced either way. You just need to show them the evidence, the proof and the facts.

Most of us like to think we have a healthy dose of skepticism.

But sometimes, when we refuse to accept something, we tell ourselves we’re being skeptical, when in fact we are being a denialist.

A denialist can’t be convinced. Regardless of the facts, their mind is already made up. And that is not healthy.

As Seth Godin suggests…

‘Skepticism is gutsy, denialism is based on fear.’

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