Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, still exists.” – Philip K. Dick
We put a lot of stock in our beliefs nowadays, because we’ve concluded that Science is too hard. The rigors of scientific proof take too long, and often don’t appeal directly to the emotions. We have been taught to prize our emotional state above all else.
Advertisers encourage that. Feelings trump facts. Life is short, the world is complex, so you might as well follow your gut. Our current president puts of a lot of stock in following his gut, which seems to be increasing in size even as we speak. His gut tells him to build a wall.
The rest of us are free to imagine a world bigger than our digestive promptings, with powerful forces at play that might surpass our understanding, but which could work in our favor if we remain teachable.