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The Boundaries of Knowledge

We think non-fiction is more educational, but great fiction is possibly an even vaster vessel of wisdom. Imagination defines the boundaries of possibility and is far greater than mere knowledge.

Fictional stories tell us how the one-dimensional facts that we learn from history and science and philosophy mesh together.

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Real education comes to shape if we are respecting the importance of self-education, and not just happy being spoon-fed the pre-determined syllabus.

We need to expand our boundaries of imagination and learn at the edge of our knowledge.

Jargon, prejudice, and even previous knowledge holds up our learning, locking us into one-dimensional thinking.

Clarity comes when we reach the edge of our understanding and play around there without fear.

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