Building Good Beliefs

I may be remembering this somewhat incorrectly, but let’s not spoil a good message.

There’s scene at the end of the film The Life Of Pi where the narrator has recounted all the adventures that a certain young man has had. At the end of recounting all the adventures, the listener dismisses the story. He says that he heard it differently, that the man in the story was a thief and had made up his adventures.

The storyteller replies – ‘In the absence of knowing which is true, which would you rather believe?’

And this is a great truth – the power we have to choose our beliefs springs from what motivates us, and from that we can build good beliefs.