What You See
“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.”
- Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), American naturalist
I recently encountered this quote by British writer Alan Watts (1915–1973): “Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”
Let’s take a couple examples.
Not long ago, on March 23, during a sandstorm, a huge (400 meters long) cargo ship named Ever Given became lodged at the south end of the Suez Canal. That in itself would have been bad enough. Worse was the…