The More I Know…

It’s always funny to me how humans are walking contradictions.

If you asked people, most of them would tell you they want to know what their future holds, but if they actually knew they would hate it.

Knowledge is power and power can be great but it’s also a burden.

We want what we don’t have, never realizing what we were really craving was information. Constantly searching for something that’s just out of our grasp. If we manage to catch it we often immediately let go. Sometimes out of surprise, sometimes out of fear and sometimes just because we realize it wasn’t what we really wanted, just the knowledge to answer the question we’d asked and propel us on to a new one. We reject simplicity and mistrust straightforward opportunities, conditioned against such things our entire lives.

It’s really funny to me, ironic if nothing else, that even when you know something it won’t always stop you from proceeding as if you didn’t know. You can know something but until you learn it won’t change your actions and that I think is the side effect of hope. Our battle to make our outside world match our internal thoughts. In the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary we hold out, hoping we can change the course of events in our favor. Yes we humans are a complex and delusional creature.

 

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8 thoughts on “The More I Know…

  1. Intriguing – and true. Philosophers have grappled with that for as long as man has been around. It seems to be a result of our duel nature – physical and spiritual – and our perception of reality (we see many concepts as dual in nature – like up, down; in, out; back,forth; fancy, plain, etc). Jung explored that perception in his writings.

    A fascinating topic DBA.

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