Rabbit holes are okay

Below is an awesome excerpt from a wonderful piece titled “How I Became Anti-Vaccine.” It describes perfectly my journey and my dilemma. Well, it’s not really a dilemma, actually, because a dilemma would imply that one is faced with a difficult choice. My journey has led me to a very simple choice —one between truth and untruth, right and wrong. Indeed, the more I research, think, and debate, the more confident I am of what I’ve discovered. And my discovery is both liberating and dreadful. It’s a great thing to be able to see, even if what I see horrifies me. But at least the path is clear.

“People like to call the vaccine issue ‘the rabbit hole’—i.e. when you start to investigate vaccines, you feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland, not realizing that this journey you’ve started on will be so bewildering that your entire understanding of how the world works begins to change. When you start to read facts that challenge your world-view, what do you change? Clearly, you don’t change the facts. I am constantly reshaping my world-view based on new information. I still read evidence presented by those who maintain a pro-vaccine position. And yet the more I read, the more confident I am in the information I’m sharing with you today.” — thinklovehealthy

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