There was a time when very smart people, i.e. Aristotle, thought earth was the center of the Universe. They based all their beliefs, understandings, and way of life on a theory that was completely false. Of course science later proved them wrong and the world would move forward, but think about that for a minute and realize how many times this has happened in history. Culture, religions and societies have been built around beliefs that we’re completely and utterly false. Now think about the world as we know it and what we’re clinging on to that could have the same fate—that could be completely false?
What cognitive biases are we holding on to because of our plain ignorance that is slowing us down or flat out stopping us from reaching enlightenment? Concepts, beliefs and cultural systems that have long been established most certainly have their merits in the sense of teaching values, but they also hold onto those same things strongly and rarely challenge themselves. An example is the battles Uber faces with cities. Here you you have an advancement that is literally probably 20 years ahead of what currently exist yet is being fought by people who have the older systems in place and established. If a new paradigm or way of life emerged that was fundamentally better than what currently exist through culture, religion and government then it’s not that far-fetched to think that people currently running those systems wouldn’t welcome the change.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein
History has been written and re-written too many times to blindly believe it. Even in present day it’s nearly impossible to find truths that are aligned with nature. So how do you find the truth, how do you keep your mind open to align yourself with the creative force that we are all apart of? You stay in complete awe and marvel. You dream. You look at the world through wondrous eyes and be amazed by the way the trees grow, by the colors in the sky when the sun is setting, by the way the ocean feels, by your own existence. The only way to move with the world is to embrace the limitless nature of it and worship no dogma that claims to understand it and rejects it’s unadulterated exploration, enjoy.