Known in the State of California

I don’t always read warning labels, but when I do they occasionally make me chuckle.

Like this one that was on a Tiki torch:

This product… may contain chemicals KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA to cause…

I’m not quite sure how that works. Why does California have this special knowledge that is unknown in New Mexico, Kansas and Rhode Island?

And then I wonder… How many times do we practice selective knowledge? Or selective denial? Or when does our territory define what we accept as true? Or when is something declared true by a group around us when it might not be so.

Here’s to having open eyes to see things as they are, and also understanding the lenses through which those around us see.

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