Who has more to fear? The intellectual or the average Joe? Intellectuals seems to have to overturn every stone and explain the process of same. Average Joe’s merely has to pick it up without a second thought and fling it as the whim demands then move on to the next moment in favor of something else. The intellectual has to know all the facts and details and mold them into the iron box of a foolproof theory. Joe’s just need to believe what’s directly under his feet is reasonably stable enough to be there tomorrow. It seems at face value that skepticism is a never ending process of irrational disbelief while a sense of incontestable faith allows one to sleep peacefully at night.
All humanity seems bound to suffer the same progressions up and down the hill of life, past the customary mileposts of youth, middle age and aged. The perspectives of the creatures experiencing may vary but the conclusion remains the same. Death is the great leveler. Though many have perished over time as we know it, no one can produce anyone who has compact to tell the rest of us, what to expect. To be overly concerned about the truths or falsehoods of so many urban legends is to be in fear of them. Acceptance and belief int he natural order of chaos as organized by the fundamental laws that govern the larger universe seems more peaceful.