Lost for words

Lost for words

Just because you cannot articulate something, it does not automatically mean that you don’t know what it is. Given how much we rely on language-based reasoning in modernity, you can forgive someone for falling into this trap. For not realising the limitations of...
Knowledge tribalism

Knowledge tribalism

Jung was not a Jungian. Keynes was not a Keynesian. Hayek was not Hayekian. Buddha was not a Buddhist. It is one thing to learn from the wise, it is quite another to restrict oneself to a particular school of thought when their supposed founders probably themselves...
It may quack like a duck, but..

It may quack like a duck, but..

It may walk like a duck, look like a duck and quack like a duck. But, it may still not be a duck if it does not feel like a duck. Modernity’s obsession with analytical reasoning has its benefits, however it can become problematic when it leads to narrow, reductionist...
The power of unlearning

The power of unlearning

Many of us ask ourselves what we can learn every day. But, how often do you ask yourself what you can unlearn? The value of learning is self-evident, except when what you learn is not very useful, but that’s another topic. What is far less obvious is the power of...
Untitled

Untitled

UNTITLED is the beginning of every endeavour or new project. Untitled marks entry into a fertile realm of discovery and possibility. You may not yet have the exact words to describe what you are doing, precisely because it is still unfolding. So, how can you? It is...
What I read in 2019

What I read in 2019

Here’s a look back at what I read in 2019 that I took much from. Each book has in some way allowed me to more deeply understand myself or the world around me. In no particular order: 1) The world until yesterday by Jared Diamond: Brilliant insights into...