Do we need to know the truth?

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by nutmeg, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. From my time spent on ET, one reoccurring concept which has intrigued me is the comment "Trade what you see".

    I'm not big on conspiracy theories, they're interesting but not to the point where I am consumed with finding out the truth.

    Which brings me to Mark twain:

    "What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know, it's what we know for sure that just ain't so."

    Do we need to know the truth? Do we need to reach an inevitable conclusion about a circumstance?

    We can function quite well without either, n'est ce pas?
  2. MGJ


    Also attributed to Will Rogers and Josh Billings.
  3. hausse


    That is one of the reasons why cutting losses is useful.
  4. Thanks hausse. Makes sense, pretty important conclusion. Trying to sort out my thoughts as you can probably tell.
  5. No, just knowing the odds and probabilities is good enough.