Our senses are limited.

Our memory is lossy.

Our understandings are flawed.

“Infinite Worlds” by Rodney Campbell is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Our biases are heavily slanted in favor of ourselves, in a world with billions of individuals.

Our bodies exist in shared physical space.

Our minds exist in places where taking the last slice of pizza could be unforgivable.

Over a lifetime, people learn how the “world works” based upon their own personal experiences.

Our individual understanding is unique.

We each see a slice of a much larger whole, often with bad data. Sometimes we’re targeted by intentional disinformation, or propaganda intended to change our spending habits. Or worse.

We exist in something we couldn’t possibly comprehend.

But we think we understand.