Is the sun a small disk in the sky? Does it rise in the East and set in the West? Is the earth flat and unmoving? Is the sky really blue? Is the moon larger than the stars?
We trust the testimony of our feelings, but fail to take into account our accumulated tendencies and our emotional perspectives.
Is my country truly the greatest of all countries? Are my people the best among all nations? Is my beloved the most beautiful of all human beings? Is my family the most worthy of affection?
We trust the testimony of our opinions, but fail to take into account our innate and learned wrong views and our ideological perspectives.
Is my judgment always right? Is my view of each situation the most accurate? Is my solution to every problem the most indicated?
A little humility might be in order…