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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
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To recognize that most issues in life are complex requires intellectual humility and the ability to self-critique our assumptions and conclusions. It is much easier to live in a world of simplistic truth by memes. When problems are caused by more than one thing, it messes with the nice, little simplistic reality we have constructed for ourselves that gives order to our world. We often fail to think rigorously about the world around us because we don't want "our" truth confused by the facts; and such thinking is also hard work many would prefer to avoid.
Below is a conversation between two friends of mine: Michael Kruse and Tim Peverill over inflation and oil company profits. They are two real smart guys and whatever they write, I read. As you can see, their conversation cannot be reduced to a meme for good reason.
I invite you to read their words and add your own reflections that also cannot be reduced to a meme.