A caveat about voices in one’s head

September 26, 2008 | By | Reply More

I’m in the process of reading Robert Burton’s excellent new book:  On Being Certain (2008).

Burton offers a quote at the beginning of Chapter 3, the chapter being entitled “Conviction isn’t a choice.”  Here’s the quote:

It is no great accomplishment to hear a voice in your head.  The accomplishment is to make sure that it is telling you the truth.

[The quote is attributed to “A patient describing a near-death experience.]


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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