The problem with the gullible people lies with their perception and intrepretation of things. They understand facts as falsehoods or falsehoods as facts quite too often. If they get someone to support their perceptions, it would be very difficult for them to make the corrections of their errors. And when they are dominated by ego, matter becomes too rigid and their errors become non-negotiable. They tend to side with evil by deviating from what is good.
Today I was listening to an interesting conversation among three of my colleagues. They have been analysing the hit and run case of the Hindi film star, Salman Khan and the judgement of the lower court that awarded the celebrity with a five year jail term.
There were too many issues to be debated: Why did it take the court 13 years to conclude? Was it right for the poor victim to sleep on the foot path during the night of the accident? Was it right for the court to grant bail to the artist on the same day after declaring the punishment? The debate continued for some time and my learned friends concluded that it was quite right for the deceased poor man to sleep on the foot path and the actor was rightly punished for his arrogant alcoholic behavior. I know there are many others who feel just the opposite who keep arguing in support of the actor.
I am not here to judge what is wrong or what is right. All I wanted say is about the difficulty with which our right and wrong perceptions keep moving from time to time.
Had we been perfectly matured with knowledge, intelligence and wisdom, we all would have arrived at the same conclusion. If it is not so, then logically it proves that we have not attained perfection. Perhaps we have miles (generations) to go in this context (to achieve perfect maturity levels). Perhaps then only we would be in a position to judge what is right or what is wrong. Perhaps then only we could distinguish facts from falsehoods.
Till then, there are enough chances that our decisions and judgements are all erroneous in nature!