what if the world believed?
If people believed that the world was more than just science and facts, would they be more likely to be accepting of things that are different? Would werewolves cease being ostracized? Or, if they truly knew that the mysterious could be real, would they close themselves up and be even more insular and afraid of what they might encounter?
Science and logic are embedded in today’s world and society, but despite this, it is unquestionable that there are things that just simply cannot be explained away with science or logic. But even though that’s the case, and things do exist that can’t be explained, people have taken the approach of simply not believing in anything that science can’t tell them. If it can’t be explained, it can’t be believed in. But this was not always the case. In ancient times, people truly did believe in things that today we consider the “fantastical”. Many believed in the mystical and the magical and the mysterious. But it did not make them less afraid of the unknown or more accepting of being different. Rather it made them afraid of what could happen. It made many question outsiders and look skeptically at strangers. So, maybe it is that humans by their very design are unaccepting of that which they cannot understand and it would not matter if they believed in “the incredible” or not. It’s hard to say. But that does not mean that we should not stop trying to make them believe. 😉