Why? It’s powerful in deceiving us into thinking what we think we know is complete.
Not knowing that to truly understand means to discover the rough edges around what we think, believe and see.
Filling each rough edge with new bits of knowledge that continues to expand the picture we see.
Perspective, context, nuance, risk, or tradeoffs are worthy things to explore before we convince ourselves of what we think we know.
For understanding requires focus, iteration, effort and curiosity.
It is never meant to be rushed or free.
It’s in figuring out what is weak, inconsitent, in doubt or missing where the power of understanding breaks through.
Giving us a chance to slowly be more of everything we can be.
By seeing what really is there rather than be fooled by what we think we see.