Adopt a skeptical, open-minded attitude. A skeptic is simply a person who chooses to examine carefully whether his/her beliefs are actually true. Skepticism can be taken too far, however. It can lead to cynicism so that one consistently doubts the sincerity and validity of another’s point of view, which can lead to anger, bitterness, contempt, hostility, and depression. Over time, the hormonal and neurological changes caused by these emotional states can seriously compromise physical health. (Newberg, Andrew, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Why We Believe What We Believe. P 10-11. NY:Free Press, 2006)