Rut

What is the relation between certainty and doubt?

    I’d like to think certainty is a form of doubt. One trying to console their own anxiously tentative thoughts and tendencies by convincing themselves that anything is certain. Doubt is what keeps us sane. It reels us back to reality when we get too hopeful. Whereas feelings of certainty, thinking something is certain, creates a standard. Once you have a standard, once you expect the same results, it sets you in a rut. You begin to doubt that it’ll ever change or improve in any way. So in this way, I feel they are directly related.

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