In anything that we regard as “good” there is an element of “bad.”
Are you aware that someone is censoring your incoming mail?
Okay, it’s not your mail exactly. It’s all of the information you receive. Someone is tampering with it, and you’ll be surprised who it is.
Have you ever noticed the little voice in your head?
Every human who has learned to speak a language has a little voice in their head. Thinking is possible only because of that little voice.
Being seen as clever by your fellow humans seems like a good thing. We like it when we say something clever and people notice.
Feels good, right?
So what’s the problem with being clever? It’s not at all obvious.
Many powerful forces that affect our lives are silent, invisible and slow moving.
We easily notice a flash of light or a loud boom, but we don’t easily notice forces like gravity or radioactivity.