Monday, February 20, 2017

Science has proved vs Science is catching up

This is not to disparage science. But I think often that things that we've known (or perhaps I should say believed) for a long time; are now being 'proven' by science, when, in fact, we've known them for a long time.

If it isn't backed by science, does this mean it isn't true?

I am a person of faith. And someone who completely trusts my gut. Truly, it gives me accurate intuition regarding people and who I should trust and who I should hold at arm's length - and I cannot think of a time when it has been wrong. I have no science but my life experience. And my predisposed beliefs about some things affect how I make decisions. I research and find out facts, and then I still will go with my gut. I often am not logical, and I'm okay with that.

I was at a really awesome and dynamic talk by Jeanette Mare', the founder of Ben's Bells.  If you are not aware of Ben's Bells, her story and what this Be Kind movement is doing is worth your time. And worth conversation in a different post.

She talked about how science has proven that Kindness is a better indication of success in the workplace over IQ. (Google it... lots of emotional intelligence articles out there)

Aesop's fable of the The Wind and The Sun proved "Kindness effects more than severity" way back in ancient times.

So... what if some things that are believed but are not proven, and perhaps "P-shaw'd" by science and scientific types have just not been proven - yet?