Question Everything

What Assumptions Keep Us Stuck Where We are?

In General Questions on March 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Most people make most of their decisions based on assumptions.  What if most of those assumptions were wrong?

I think they were.

Let’s take a minute to look at all the assumptions that have been wrong over the years.

1. High Fat diets lead to high cholesterol and Heart Disease.

No one would question that right?  Wrong.  Gary Taubes, in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories shows that the researching linking high fat diets to heart disease are loosely correlated at best and fabricated at worst.

2. The World is Flat.

This was common knowledge among the most education citizens of the world for the majority of the history of the universe. These Guys at The Flat Earth Society still think the world is flat.  But it’s not.

3. The Earth is The Center of The Universe

Galileo was literally burned alive for questioning this one!  He was right, but that’s the power of assumptions.

Question Assumptions

We MUST question assumptions.  We MUST innovate.  We MUST move past what we believe is possible to find the next phase of knowledge.

Think about the iPhone. Even 10 years ago it would have been an unbelievable idea, not to mention what people of the 1970’s would think of it!  In terms of cost per MHz, our cell phones are over 1 million times better than 40 years ago. What is going to happen when computer are 1 million times faster, smarted, and smaller than they are today?

Let’s not assume growth will be linear.

Let’s not assume things can’t change.

Let’s not assume we can’t change the world.

Let’s not assume we’re stuck.

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