Baloney Buffer

Jun 13, 2012 by Barc Category: Blog, Uncategorized 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how much of the information in all books is really true? I have no idea how many millions of books there are in the world, but I’m willing to bet the information in them is probably only about 20% true.

If that.

By true, I mean factual. Proven. Right all the time. Not true because ‘it inspires me’.

If I’m right, that means the rest of the words that surround the true 20% are either filler or just wrong.

I get a kick reading wrong stuff. Especially if it’s fiction or poetry.

What amazes me is how mesmerized I get by the wrong stuff. I can read a book by some brilliant Buddhist monk and get swept away believing a bunch of ridiculous theories that, even Buddha, 2,600 years ago, thought were baloney.

I guess it’s OK to put a little baloney buffer in your life. It’s like having a margarita at the beach. But too much padding from the truth is like drinking too much at the beach. Sooner or later, someone is going to get hurt.

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