The Power of Not Knowing

by Tobias van Schneider
first appeared ✍🏼 on my personal blog

It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?

Comic by — One of my favorite comic artists.
“Where is my Mind” by Ctrl Alt Design

It’s said more beautifully by Dave Eggers in his novel, “The Circle:”

“We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day? You people are creating a world of ever-present daylight, and I think it will burn us all alive.

There will be no time to reflect, to sleep, to cool. Did it occur to you Circle people, ever, that we can only contain so much? Look at us. We’re tiny. Our heads are tiny, the size of melons. You want these heads of ours to contain everything the world has ever seen? It will not work.”



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