Life as learning to play with lines

As in the case of lines, your are likely to stop when you are no longer sure you should go further – at the rear edge of the region of uncertainty.*
(Daniel Kahneman)

When man is born, the race as well as individual, he is thrown out of a situation which was definite, as definite as instincts, ito a situation which is definite, uncertain and open.**
(Erich Fromm)

The are born with lives full of lines into a world of lines.

The ones within are flexible, the ones without less so.

Some need to be more firm than others but not all of them.

From an early age, the lines within become more set, because of where we are born and to whom, how we’re schooled and where these schoolings allow us to travel.

All the time, the lines are becoming more predictable.

All the time we are believing a lie.

The lines aren’t really as fixed as we think – both those within and those without.

We can play with the lines, playing them into something more beautiful, meaningful and good.

Playing with the lines throughout our lives.

We need to help each other to remember this.

(*From Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking: Fast and Slow.)
(**From Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving.)

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