Pondering the imponderable

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I was taught to believe that it’s good to strive to understand things, that “the unexamined life is not worth living” as Socrates put it. All well and good, except when it isn’t.

I’ve come to conclude that trying to understand why things are the way they are is, often, a buffer from engaging in life. “Analysis paralysis,” so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzes the outcome. Sometimes it is what it is, and that’s all there is.

“You just have to live
And see what you find
And take it from there
And follow the signs.”
– Steve Forbert

That is all.

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