I have become a contrarian over the years, my dad had those instincts and I guess I picked them up from him.
What does it mean to be contrary? One of the best Webster definitions is being not in a class, conformity with what is usual or expected.” Not going with the flow, not believing every thing you read or hear. Judging for yourself, researching and finding the answers for yourself. Seeking the truth!
In today’s world information is abundant but is it true and reliable? It’s easy to read the paper or watch the news or listen to someone give their opinion on what ever; gardening, buying a car, politics, religion or money? But you have to decide if is it true? Is this information valid? Am I able to take this information and believe in it? Utilize it?
Why does it matter? It matters because as we raise our children to think for themselves and to create their own families we want them to live in a society with morals and values that encourage life and the pursuit of happiness. Truth needs to be understood and mastered by the people. If society is built on lies, it is like a house built on cards that will eventually crumble.