True originality is attained only through intellectual curiosity and humility. It’s thinking beyond the dichotomies and structures of existing thought and doing so without proclaiming that you are. Or as Yudkowsky puts it, “actually thinking… is a wordless act of mind.”
More To That
Humans never see the world through a ‘veil of ignorance’ because from birth we are part of a system that influences who we are, how we understand the world, how we think. To break away from all this and claim some form of uniqueness is impossible because every single moment of every single day lived influenced who you are this second — to some extent. Being aware of our cognitive biases and accessing a wide range of ideas are the only ways to combat this. Thank you for sharing!