#Idea – Forcing Your Mind Back Open / 25.11.20

Lately, I’ve started to notice what feels like
The increased confirmation of my ideas and hunches.

This seems to have come at the expense of the ‘aha’ moments,
ie. the moments of wonder, discovery and amazement.

Is this what it feels like to become ‘stuck in your ways’?
As ageing and confirmation bias converge
Into some incredible gravitational force?
One that slowly pulls you towards
Your cruel, eventual fate:
As some self-assured, arrogant and jaded person,
Some crusty know-it-all?

I sure hope not.

I’d rather feel wonderment
Then feel like I’m ‘right’ about things.

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