Embracing Innocence: Letting Go of Rigid Views
Have you ever thought about why people argue so much about their beliefs? It seems like everyone is trying to prove they’re right. Bentinho talks about this in a way that might seem strange at first. He says we should be more like babies – not knowing everything and not insisting that we’re right all the time.
It’s like when you have a toy and you hold it so tight because you think someone else will take it. But what if you didn’t have to hold on so tight? What if you could share and play together without fighting? That’s kind of what Ben is saying. He’s not telling us to forget everything we know or to stop being smart. He’s just saying we don’t need to fight about what we believe all the time.
When we think we have to fight for our beliefs, it’s like we’re saying, “I know this is right, and I need you to know it too.” But fighting usually doesn’t make things better; it just makes more fighting.
Ben has been through a lot, and he’s learned that fighting about beliefs doesn’t lead to happiness. It just leads to more problems. He thinks we could change the world if we were more open and not so sure that we’re always right.
Being open doesn’t mean you forget how to do things or lose your smartness. It just means you don’t let your beliefs cause fights. You can still know things, but you don’t have to make others believe exactly the same thing.
So, what can we do to be more open? Well, we can listen to each other more. We can try to understand why someone believes something different. We don’t have to agree, but we don’t have to fight about it either.
In the Bible, there’s a verse that says, “The truth will set you free.” That means when you really understand something true, it makes you feel better and freer. Maybe part of that truth is learning to let go of always having to be right.
Remember, it’s okay to have different ideas. It’s like having different colors in a painting – they all add to the picture. We can share our colors and learn from each other without fighting. That’s how we can all make the world a more peaceful and beautiful place.
Quote: “Intelligence is not about how much you know but about how open you are to the unknown.” – Bentinho Massaro
Spiritual Reference: “The truth will set you free.” – John 8:32. This Biblical verse speaks to the power of truth and its liberating quality, which can also be seen as an invitation to let go of rigid beliefs and embrace a more innocent, open-minded perspective.