CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Word Count: 365
Which are you more afraid of: Being too gullible and believing things that aren't true, or being too skeptical and missing out on something important?
In my job, as a scientist, as a CSI, as the Dayshift Supervisor, as a public servant, I can not afford either. I can not go believing things that are not true, because I have to follow the evidence and work through the lies that may present themselves along the way. I can not ignore things either, may it be evidence or something more pliable such as a witness. It is not I who is moulding that person; I would never do that, but in many cases I have seen external influences have an impact on whose story does tells what information. Still, even then, I can not ignore them because they may provide something conclusive that aids me in getting the perpetrator.
If I am working a case that I am connected to in some way, unlike some, I can not be personally influenced by it. Nor can I become personally involved in a case that a case that has no connection to my person. I have to stand there, outside of the box and look at what it gives me, only then may I come to a decision. That decision will be made with evidence, not after I have been gullible or sceptical. It will not be made on a whim, it will be a backed up decision, supported by the evidence that lead me to making it.
Besides, I do not get afraid, maybe in dying and death I may be, but I will not be intimidated by two mere pathways that extend forth and request me to make a choice. I am not avoiding travelling down one road because I can not, will not and could never take one of those pathways. If I was gullible in my job, then I would not be doing my job and the same exact thing goes for being sceptical. In doing my job I can not take sides. When I am solving a crime, using science to find the final conclusion, I can not say that someone is right just because they say something. Even evidence can be planted. I am a CSI and I know what to believe and when to believe it.