Monday, August 17, 2020

Something to Consider

black and brown duck on ocean

"We do not spontaneously learn that we don't learn that we don't learn. The problem lies in the structure of our minds: we don't learn rules, just facts, and only facts. Metarules (such as the rule that we have a tendency to not learn rules) we don't seem to be good at getting. We scorn the abstract; we scorn it with passion."

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

[Photo by Qurratel Ayin Sadia at Unsplash]

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