A thermometer and why we should question our truths

A thermometer and why we should question our truths

A recent visit to a pharmacy got me thinking how many of our perceptions are old truths, which we never got to change for whatever reason.

I needed to buy a thermometer and ever since I was a child, I thought thermometers are expensive. Most probably because at that time they were. However, at the pharmacy, I realized I’ve been living with a false perception and thermometers are not that expensive nowadays.
I wonder how many of our ideas and concepts are like my idea about the price of a thermometer. Things we’ve been living with for many years and feel like part of our personality. And this is not necessarily a bad thing. For example, it’s nice that we are taught to respect the elders and we grow up with that sense. There are also some “bad apples” we carry around with us though, so it’s beneficial to take a deeper look in our basket and throw away the rotten ones.
Change is one of the scariest things we have to do on a daily basis. It means getting out of our comfort zones and operating in “dangerous” conditions. It is also the only way to achieve anything new. I’m happy that I’ve learned to live in discomfort and it has actually turned into my comfort zone.
So, let’s get “discomfortable” 😬