The knowledge we get by tinkering, via trial and error, experience, and the working of time, in other words, contact with the earth, is vastly superior to that obtained through reasoning, something self-serving institutions have been very busy hiding from us.*
Defining our freedom, articulating our mastery and connecting to a purpose that will likely outlive us that is more than a mental exercise will most likely involve more than a little risk.
And with risk comes the possibility of getting things wrong and messing up.
Better pack some forgiveness.
For others and for yourself.
(*From Nassim Taleb’s Skin in the Game.)