Running a business, being a writer, living a full life — these things depend on the knowledge that we can gain and use. What we call following our gut, is really us being subconsciously guided by every piece of information we’ve ever consumed, shaping our instincts and ideas and forming us.
Idealism must come before pragmatism in times of decline. Why? Because the great challenge is creating the uncreated, imagining the unimagined, innovation, not renovation. And we can only do that if we’re foolish enough to let go of yesterday’s “hows” so that we can create tomorrow’s great “whats”.