The hyper-partisan nature of our current political environment makes it difficult to know who to believe. As a result, it is best to be skeptical of anything you read or hear.
But not all skepticism is created equal.
It makes sense to doubt things people say that are self-serving. If it promotes a narrative that is favorable to themselves or a cause they support, they may have reason to be less than honest.
But that can be difficult to do, if what you hear supports your own belief. We are all more likely to accept information that reinforces our own worldview, even if skepticism is called for.
Our own experiences and beliefs naturally influence what we accept. This makes sense, because it is not feasible for each one of us to independently verify everything we encounter in a day. We need to accept some things just to be able to function.
With that said, there are many things people are skeptical about.
Did we really go to the moon? Some believe the moon landing was filmed on a sound stage.
Are ghosts real? While some people insist they have been visited by spirits of the deceased, others feel there isn’t enough proof.
Are the reported COVID-19 deaths accurate? And if they are incorrect, is it too high or too low?
The list can go on and on. Is there anything in particular that you have your doubts about? What are you skeptical of?