Bless wrote:I still thinking you're missing the boat on this one. It's called radical self-reliance. If you radically rely on someone else's misinformation, and are successfully duped, then, yes, you are at best gullible and at worst a complete fucking idiot.
Bullshit. You're probably close to right in terms of misinformation from peers, but that's irrelevant here. This thread is about *official* misinformation.
Do you practice radical self-reliance on the subject of the location of the event? Are you visiting the playa, or flying over, a month early to make sure the city is where you were told it would be?
Do you practice radical self-reliance by checking every day if ticket sales have started, rather than relying on BMORG's publications listing the sale dates?
Do you practice radical self-reliance in the gate line, sending runners ahead to check if the line has been stealthily converted into a loop to trap you or the gate has been closed, or do you trust that the gate volunteers have managed to keep the line moving towards the gate and that BMIR will let you know if the gate gets closed for more than an hour or two?
Of course not. We all rely on information from the organization being legitimate, in dozens or more decisions we make along the way and at the event. No one cross-checks everything they see on the official website.
Slightly less universal example: Most people don't practice radical self reliance with regards to the services the org has committed to providing or allowing to exist at the event. If ice sales were canceled, or all the fresh/grey/black water truck services were turned away from the event, that would be a huge problem if the org had lied to everyone about them still being available.