Evil happens when we believe in cheese that is not there.

Home Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc.

All the things we assume true (but actually are not true—or at least cannot be proven) are buried fundamentally in what we bring to any discussion.  Because of this we are always vulnerable to being seen as less than able to support our entire position—as well as blind to the other person’s position.

When we are not fully committed to vetting what we think is true, we reduce the chance of ever hearing another person’s point of view—or even being accurate in our own.

Relying on, or believing in, what we assume to be true is perhaps the biggest danger of all.

The best laws are those that protect us from our own blindness as well as the blindness of others.

Given that laws are created by the fundamentally blind (being human), it takes great vigilance, patience, insight, time and wisdom to get to a place where all are equally protected—but mostly it takes willingness.

It also takes understanding that all our human endeavors are works-in-progress and no “past” or “future” can tell us what is necessary in the “now.” In their own limited ways, I think our Founding Fathers were interested in this.

There is a kind of tyranny in a reliance on the past.  This tyranny forces us to repeat the past over and over.

Even rats eventually stop going down the same tunnel after the cheese.

Happy 4th of July!

 Happy 4th of July!


Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle

***Originally published in Stories Written Stories Told

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Chris, your writing style is so unique..I never know what I will find on your posts!

Jul 03, 2016 12:59 AM #1
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Happy 4th to you as well Charles Buell .

Jul 03, 2016 01:43 AM #2
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Enjoy a happy and safe Fourth!

Jul 03, 2016 02:09 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

We have a lot to celebrate this weekend - I hope you're having a great holiday weekend!

Jul 03, 2016 04:37 AM #4
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Charles ... Wishing you a safe holiday weekend ... with or without cheese. 

Jul 03, 2016 05:28 AM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Charles - There's a lot of hard truths in those interesting thought - at least I assume there are :) Have a great 4th!

Jul 03, 2016 05:54 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Charles- very interesting thought and I do wonder what our Founding Fathers would have to say about where we are now.  Have a wonderful Fourth. 

Jul 03, 2016 09:53 AM #7
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Great thoughts and makes me think of this quote

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool."

Richard Feynman

Jul 04, 2016 04:29 AM #8
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Indeed Charles Buell ... Agreed and nicely said... :O) "and mostly it takes willingness."  Have a great 4th!

Jul 04, 2016 06:25 AM #9
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Even the best of us have assumptions and we just have to monitor ourselves and be self-aware to know if what we're thinking and why we're thinking it.

Jul 06, 2016 04:27 PM #10
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