We live in an information society, meaning we get bombarded with information and stimuli constantly. Our brains have to find ways to keep up, filter, and deal with the information. But what happens when so much of what we encounter is contradictory?
Most of us don’t like being confused and we try to resolve tension and conflict as soon as possible. That means we jump to conclusions, hold on to what we already know, and close our minds to whatever contradicts what we already believe in. But by doing that, we lose out on the benefits of ambiguity. [Read more…] about ‘Nonsense’ by Jamie Holmes [Saturday Morning Review]