What Can I Learn

“What can I (we) learn from this?”

Typical conversation responses range from but to and or so. As loss-averse creatures, we stake out territory and claw for position.

How much ground could we collectively gain if we suppressed the knee-jerk reaction? What if we traded pull and pushback for a momentary tranquil reflection?

Pause.

Grow.

Refutation will hang around. It’s what our brains were built for.

Insights on the other hand—they run free. We must chase them down immediately or give up hope.

Careful chewing involves stamina and skill. Instead of regurgitating, seek to digest.

Build a bridge, summit a mountain. You can always backtrack later. First, bring the world a whole new view.


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