My Dad Said
When I was an impressionable youngster, who still believed his father was the font of all knowledge, he was always drumming the same message into my head. The advice, he said, had been handed down from his father and would be invaluable to me on my journey through life. Here is what he said.
"Never believe what you hear, and only half of what you see."
I suppose these words sound like good advice, but be aware because they turned me into a cynic.
Then one day it dawned on me. If I'd followed his mantra properly, I would never have believed him in the first place.