I would like to start this blog with a quote from the original Buddha, an Indian prince who left a life of luxury in search of enlightenment and founded a belief system which was later named after him. I find the following quote applicable in my blog and in my life as a seeker of knowledge. (I would also like to refer to this quote as a disclaimer for some of my future blog posts.)
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
- Siddhartha Gautama Buddha (563 B.C.E. - 483 B.C.E.)