According to Daniel Kahneman, we all have a cognitive bias he calls “What you see is all there is.” It’s the tendency to make decisions solely on the information provided. We don’t spend too much time thinking “well, there are still many things I don’t know.” Simply, we assert what we do know.
So, in decision making, this leads to a “narrow frame.” A binary world of this or that, without considering the additional options available to us.
In the allegory of the cave, Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality. Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners.
In Platos cave they see the trees, but not the forest. They see one chapter of the book. They see part of the mural, but are blind to its entirety.
Most of us today are living in a world not dissimilar from Plato’s cave, with a narrow frame.
Too often we accept a false, binary narrative of reality.
Single or coupled?
Democrat or Republican?
McDonalds or Burger King?
He or her?
True or False?
Globalist or Nationalist?
One serving or two?
We’re asleep in the myth of a binary reality.
But, Cicis (the liberator) is here with enlightenment. To show us the true nature of our unlimited reality, and free us from our previously limited perspective. To widen our frame, expand our vision, and help us understand “there are many things I don’t know.” We were blind, but now we see.
Single or Coupled? Let’s try polyamory.
Democrat or Republican? Why not libertarian?
McDonalds or Burger King? How about Cicis?
He or her? “They" might be the preferred nomenclature.
True or False? Sometimes it’s somewhere in between.
Globalist or Nationalist? Maybe I don’t need to join a tribe.
One serving or two? I’ll eat as much as I want thanks.
There’s more available to us than meets the eye. So wake up to the unlimitedness which surrounds us. The unlimited buffet at Cicis.