When you liberate yourself from the pressure of having to win, you’re free to try things that haven’t been done before. You can permit yourself to develop your unique perspective – share and alternative worldview. Walk an untrodden path.*
This may seem an obvious point, but when we’re walking our brains are in motion too. In fact, as we shall see, we evolved as a mobile species: we walk about, we move, we seek new sources of information from the world.**
Sometimes we can’t see it because we don’t want to.
To see something new or to see something more clearly is not always to our advantage, as we perceive it.
To change our mind or our worldview can mean losing much.
But, in a universe in which we collectively know less than 5% of all that is, is that really an option?
(*From Bernadette Jiwa’s The Story of Telling blog: The Advantage of Not Knowing For Sure.)
(**From Shane O’Mara’s In Praise of Walking.)