Knowing too much
Sometimes it is not good to know too much. Opposites can cancel each other out. A certain blindness is needed in life to progress. Things get done this way. Moving step upon step one can build. I remember in high school my class having read the authors Sartre and Camus. Their message, perhaps oversimplified, seemed to say there is ‘nothing.’ If so why do anything? Why live? An apathetic lethargy was cast upon the class.
Even if the message was correct, it did damage to us. It killed the building process. At times even a false premise is better than no premise. It can be built upon. It is a foundation. One can say how can we build anything on the earth if its core is fire? But that is looking too deeply. We live on the surface and sometimes the surface is enough. There are rocks and soil and grass to lay structures upon. Dealing with nothingness will come in due time while its antidote, that which is truly something, lies in wait for us.