To Open Your Mind, Reverse Your Process of Thinking

There’s joy in saying ‘I don’t know’

Maarten van Doorn
Forge
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3 min readNov 20, 2019

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AsAs my girlfriend likes to remind me, 95% of what I say is a formulation of something I’ve said before. Whether I’m talking about football with friends or debating philosophy with colleagues, I fire out cached replies like a robot prompted by trigger words.

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Maarten van Doorn
Forge

Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)