On Certainty

When someone is certain about something, might she/he be wrong?

This is one of the fundamental problems regarding the relation between states of mind and reality.

1. No, so when she/he is wrong, therefore she/he hasn’t been absolutely certain.

2. Yes, because there is no necessary connnection between reality and someone’s  thoughts about this reality.

The first sentence could be dangerous.

The second – could be depressing.

None of them seems to be evidently false.

A meta question:

How certain could be thoughts on certainty?

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