Living with Uncertainty

This is a wonderful post!

Steve Rose PhD

“I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.”
Shekhar Kapur

Both life and death are journeys into the unknown. We put faith in all-knowing gods and gurus, attempting to fully eliminate uncertainty, creating rigid rules that kill wisdom, thought, and creativity.

Throughout history, civilizations have built seemingly impenetrable walls, fortresses, and great armies to gain a sense of certain security. Religions have developed seemingly perfect rules, rituals, and deities to gain a sense of certain salvation.

No matter how seemingly impenetrable or perfect, history teaches us that the greatest civilizations have fallen and the greatest religious have been involved in some of the most abhorrent practices. Being human, we are stuck in this liminal space between birth and death, without answers.

Living with purpose in an uncertain world means accepting that we don’t have answers to life’s most fundamental questions. It means…

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