Being skeptical is smelling the milk before you drink.
Being skeptical is checking out your daughter's boyfriend before you let her stay out past ten.
Being skeptical is watching the weather forecast before the road trip.
Being skeptical is a sign of intelligence, of being rational, of being a good steward.
Skepticism is part of the thinking process. An important part.
Not being so eager to die for a cause or argue a point is a sign of maturity.
Sometimes the patience to watch, wait, listen, research and think trumps guns-a-blazin'.
The genuine hero says it when ears don't want to hear it and takes the knocks and walks the line simply because no other life is possible than the real one.