We live in an age, and I suspect this doesn't just belong to our age, where everything is fast, easy and black and white. Our current reality is one of low research and shallow thinking. Most of what we know we have been told by somebody else and they too were told by somebody else. Our small little world is built upon a black and white view of reality, that things work these ways because science says so, that there is only 1 right way to do things and that anybody else who disagrees with "democracy" is practicing an inferior form of government. If we read it in our textbook or the Bible that's it, discussion is over.

Us humans have such a way of building things as 100% correct and the truth. Like take the US Constitution for example. Now while I hold this in the highest of respect as far as documents go, I am not so naive as to think that it is inerrant or that it can't be improved on. All you have to do is read a little bit about James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington to see how confused and at odds they were when coming up with the document. The Bill of Rights that we so graciously hold in high light barely even made it into the document. Their first time around with the Articles of Confederation almost lost them the Revolutionary War so they had to rewrite most of it. The list goes on and on, but for some reason we have a way of simplifying the Constitution and the writing of it as some type of complete, perfect event when it was far from that.

And this is my point about so many things. Usually the best things in life are not the most perfect. Look at people like Thomas Edison or even Beethoven. The light bulb wasn't some instant result that just popped into place. No it was trial after trial of constant evolution. He didn't go to some college class or read some book that told him step by step in black and white how to do it. Moonlight Sonata wasn't something that happened instantly. It wasn't clean cut and finite. Things were put in and removed. Things evolved. There was never any clear cut "rules" or "laws" these guys used. There was no such thing as "perfect" when they were creating these. It wasn't something that could be put in a rote black and white container.

We have to remember that there is no such thing as black and white, or perfection, at least in this reality.

I bring these points up to try to convince others to become more dimensional and deep in their thinking, rather than the current linear rote that so many people fall victim to. Wise people do not take things at face value and call it a day. Rather they look into an issue and find out what is really going on.

For instance, what comes to mind when somebody says "too big to fail". Do you go, oh that's right, these people said this can't happen so that's the end of it. Or do you look into the subject and find out that it is the complete opposite of what you have been told?

At the end of the day, if one chooses to really look at the world in the eyes of black and white they will soon wake up as a sucker for somebody that doesn't. People who don't look into matters or consider all perspectives are the quickest to be used by those that do.

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