All of this talk about free stuff has got me thinking about another saying that lots of people seem to live by:
“If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
Now, in my post as an optimistic cynic, the impulse behind this saying is spot-on. But as with anything we take as a bit of conventional wisdom, it’s worth unpacking this particular maxim to see if it really makes sense as a guide for how to live one’s life.
And so without further review, it’s time for more axiometry!
A refresher for what it is that we are doing:
Axiom: “A rule or principle that many people accept as true.”
-metry: “Art, process, or science of measuring.”
I want to measure these axioms to determine whether we should accept them as true.
Here we go.