Where does a thought go when it's forgotten?
Oftentimes, thinking deeply is the antithesis of thinking clearly.
We are programmed to think deeply even when there is no benefit to thinking deeply. In fact, quite often, rather than providing a clearer foundation for our thoughts, the added depth simply detaches us from reality.
How do we reconcile the doubt we feel about our understanding of reality with the fact that there must be something, anything, that is foundational?