Mar 18, 2019 23:46:49 @johnm
"The more you know, the more you know you don't know and it's fucking confusing"
It's stressful having two competing thoughts in your head. Biases, faded memories, ambitions, fears of the future, regrets from the past, and hope are only the tip of the ice-berg. If it doesn't make sense in your mind, it might manifest itself in unproductive ways in reality. Projecting your stress and confusion outward becomes a mechanism for relief. The only catharsis from the ping pong of ideas is to speak out loud to others and receive feedback but sometimes it goes wrong. We need to check in with the reality outside of our head. You're a fool if you think you don't need other people's input. Singularity of purpose can mask a confused ideology. It's easier just to plow ahead, leaving slow, analytical thought behind. The loud ones usually don't know shit. The more you know, the more you know you don't know and it's fucking confusing because getting attention is a competition. The loud ones do well in crowds. Online or in-person, the way you deliver information is often more important than the content. Another obvious lesson, being laid bare by propaganda. Buyers remorse is real but it's not as a bad as a white supremacist giving the Nazi salute to protest the removal of Civil War statues while wearing hat commemorating the 82 airborne.