Doubt Helps Us Understand Our “Reality”

We never see the world as it really is. It’s literally impossible to see the world accurately. In fact, you’re brain doesn’t even care about seeing the world accurately.

It evolved to see the world usefully which means whenever you open your eyes, you’re seeing not what’s there, nor are you even seeing the information that your brains receiving. You’re seeing a history of the meaning that you put on to information in the past. You’re seeing your history, and not only your history but the history of your culture, the history of your ancestors.

This is why I often chuckle when people wonder if we are living in a simulation created by an advanced civilization like as seen in The Matrix. Yes, we are…but one of our own evolutionary creation. That’s because our psychologically constructed worldviews are effectively just simulated maps of reality within us that helps us navigate reality around us. And as the saying goes, “the map is not the territory.”

And this has a direct correlation as to why there is so much conflict in the world today. It’s because we are in a period of rapid change where so many people are using different worldviews to navigate with, often times conflicting with each other. So it’s like two people in a car using different GPS, with one telling one person to go left while the other tells them to go right.

Never before in human history have we had people operating from so many different paradigms all living alongside each other

Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations

What we need is a perspective and worldview for the times we are living in today, not for the times two or three decades ago. This is also why I think “The Future of Work” title is an inside joke because what we’re needing is a new way of working for the present because our current way of working is actually outdated and from the past.

By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for the roleplaying game called Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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