There are a few compelling reasons for you to believe what I say. I’ll toss them out there, and you can judge for yourself.

I have a very good visual memory. Some people might call it “photographic,” though I think of it more like “pictographic.” The images are not as sharp and detailed as photos, but they’re clear enough for me to remember the important parts well. You should trust me more than the other guy because I remember most of what I see.

I do a ton of research. I read articles, books, news stories, and artistic works of fiction or poetry every day. I browse the web, read on my Kindle, or actually open a paper book on occasion. Combine this with my memory, and it means that it goes in one ear, and stays. It doesn’t leave. It can be a real curse when I read something that disturbs me. You should trust me more than the other guy because I do a lot more research than most people.

When I research, I read contradictory opinions. If I research the “Wage Gap,” I take a look at data from feminists, from libertarians, from the government, and from other social science researchers. Then I decide which has used the most reputable and trustworthy research methods, and write my article based on the most accurate data I can determine. I also tend to rip apart those who provide poor data, and explain why their data proves insufficient to support their contentions. What this means is that you’re receiving your information from someone who read both sides of the argument before typing away at a blog. I’m going to hazard a guess that most bloggers probably don’t do that. You should trust me more than the other guy because I actually research and consider the contrary opinions before writing.

I am one of those rare individuals who can see both the big picture and the devil in the details. Most people are one or the other. They can either focus very intently on the details of a system or problem, or they focus very intently on the whole system at once, but they usually miss out on the opposite part. I have one of those minds that sees the details and the system at the same time. Not only that, but I often see how a set of systems interact with each other in ways that seem invisible to other people. You should trust me more than the other guy because I’m seeing into both the microcosm and the macrocosm of the issues I write about, and most authors are only seeing one of those sides.

What I promote here works. Ultimately, this is the only reason you should trust me, or anyone else for that matter. Take a look at the results. Avoid investing your dollars with people who have been wrong on their last 20 stock picks. Seek out people who will grow your investment portfolio. The same goes for the information you put in your brain, and the tools you use at your office, and the way you relate to your family and friends. You should trust me more than the other guy because the results achieved by the methods and knowledge I promote are better than the results produced by the mainstream.

Now, I can’t let you get away from this page without drawing your attention to the intentional mis-titling of the believe and disbelieve pages on this site. I’m telling you right there, at the very top of this page what to do when you read this page. If you didn’t get it, then I’ll repeat it again in a very unambiguous sentence.

Disbelieve everything on this page. [logic fault acknowledged]

I’ll let you in on another little secret: most people either lie like hell when we write about ourselves, or are so hopelessly trapped in our own self-delusions that we can’t see ourselves honestly.

I would never do that, of course, even though I used “we” instead of “you” in the above sentence, but you should treat everything I write as if I did.

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