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Embrace Unknown Frontiers (Don’t Fear Them)

We are psychologically addicted to being certain about things, even when we really don’t know. We (irrationally) associate certainty with strength and uncertainty with weakness, although there are many things that remain beyond the frontiers of our knowledge, and whether there is any higher meaning in the universe is one of them.

We are psychologically addicted to being certain about things, even when we really don’t know. We (irrationally) associate certainty with strength and uncertainty with weakness, although there are many things that remain beyond the frontiers of our knowledge, and whether there is any higher meaning in the universe is one of them.

Accepting that we don’t know is not a weakness when we really don’t — it is a strength. Imagine if the followers of the Bible and the Koran admitted they did not really know what they (in fact) do not really know? Suddenly, they would be willing to listen to one another, and a major source of war and death in this world would evaporate overnight. Not only that, they would learn from each other, and be a better position to teach others.