As children we play "One of these things is not like the other", "Which of these things are exactly the same?", or "What about these two similar things is different?". Fine games for developing certain skill sets, but not so much for others. As an adult it may be more useful to play how are [...]
How much you know or learn is not a measure of your depth.
Depth resides in remembering and empathizing with who and how you were before you knew what you now know; before you learned how valid or invalid what it was you believed and giving the same respect to the limitless versions of what you could have been or could never be. What you know is simply not as important as your willingness to understand the things you do not.
Every so often, not nearly often enough, I try to consider all of the things I’ve done, choices I’ve made, paths I’ve chosen for the better or worse; all of the terrible and wonderful bullshit which has built this life and those which have chipped away at its meaning. I consider the irrational and grounded [...]