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The Positive Side of ‘Negative Capability’

Why life is about living the mystery

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

John Keats, a Romantic poet, first wrote about the concept of ‘negative capability’ in 1817. It’s the ability, he said, to “exist amid uncertainties, mysteries, and doubts without reaching for absolutes”. To play in the grey and embrace not knowing.

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