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    Jul 15, 2008, 01:13 PM
    Puzzling fortune from a fortune cookie.
    So I went to Thai food the other day and afterward received my fortune cookie. Too full to eat it at the time, I brought it back to work with me. I opened it today and the fortune read, “Where there is doubt, there is truth.”

    I'm not sure I follow what this fortune cookie is trying to say… not just in my life but in general.

    My initial thought was if you ever have any doubts, there is some sort of truth to it? A “trust your instincts” kind of thing? But doubt is such a bad concept in general... and it often stems from ones own fears... not truth at all.

    What do you think?
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    Jul 15, 2008, 01:23 PM
    I would say it means pretty much what you said.
    Like the if you do not know joy you can not know sorrow

    Or an instinct thing too
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    Jul 15, 2008, 01:57 PM
    Maybe-if you have debated an issue (maybe just in your mind), you have looked at the issue from different standpoints or in other words you have weighed the pluses and minuses and made the best decision you possible can, there are bound to be some doubts but they were outweighed by the factors that mattered most in your opinion. But you may wonder later on if you should have given more consideration to what you considered a minor factor when you made your decision.
    On second thought, I like what you said better!
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    Jul 18, 2008, 08:09 AM
    It means if there is room for doubt, then it maybe true... not proven one way or another... use your own judgement
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    Jul 18, 2008, 08:11 AM
    I think it means that you actually fell for the trap that is, the fortune cookie company.
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    Jul 18, 2008, 08:20 AM
    Maybe it means your too optimistic. Though its not usually a bad thing. Say your in a relationship and your doubting how much you love each other, maybe you should break up and afterward you realize you were right you didn't love each other very much. I know that's sortof confusing but if you understand it let me know :)

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