Monday, August 22, 2011

Do you suffer from Aporia?

According to the Word of the Day for Tuesday, July 5, 2011, aporia (uh-PAWR-ee-uh\) means:
1. Difficulty determining the truth of an idea due to equally valid arguments for and against it.
2. In rhetoric, the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say.
So again, do you suffer from aporia in either of its two meanings? Yes, do you have trouble discerning the truth from seemingly equally valid arguments? And do you often have doubts about where and when to begin, because you don’t know what to say?
Well if you do suffer from these problems I don’t have the full answers for you but would humbly suggest that firstly when you have difficulty in discerning the truth between two or more conflicting arguments or opinions, please make no permanent decisions until you have been able to check out the true facts on each side, and from reliable sources too. Then, and only then will you be likely to be in a position to make a correct decision.
Secondly, if you have doubts as to where to begin, then usually it is best to go back to the beginning and work forward from there. Usually if you do that, you will quickly work out what you can safely skip and what you may even have to repeat, before moving on to your next point.
Well, hope that helped and bye for now.

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