Ignorance is the leading cause of certainty, fear is a close second.–me

So am I saying certainty is a bad thing? The short answer: Yes. From my perspective, certainty is a myth that has little to no utility. The fact that it is patently untrue is a lesser problem in my mind. The problem for me is that certainty requires constant defending, it requires us to ignore contrary data. Worse it makes us feel superior to anyone who is less certain than we are. In other words it pushes us to be arrogant and defensive rather than compassionate and open. Not good.

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