Biases, weaknesses, complexes, assumptions – things that cloud our objectivity – we all have our shortsightedness.
Unfortunately, we typically do not recognize blind spots until they become clear: in hindsight, where we can see them – often for the first time.
The cause of our blind spots are as varied as human folly, and as vast as the fallacies we are capable of engendering.
In short, blind spots are a part of life, they will fuck your shit up, and you will be blind-sided time and again by things you do not see, things you fail to understand: relationships, businesses, friendships. In life, the plane will crash into the mountain.
But we have to keep trying. The day we give up, our shadow has won and we have placed our dreams on ice.
There will be blind spots. This, I recognize. What I want to do, however, is succeed in spite of them. Is this not how life is lived: via hypothesis – our beliefs and theories – the working models we apply to avoid blind spots.
It’s nothing less than a great irony, that the successful working model is often the very product of the numerous pitfalls and blind spots a person had to ultimately encounter in order to succeed.
In the words of Steve Jobs: you can only connect the dots looking backward.
To close, I’m trusting life. That it will carry me further and care for me, as it has. But I am also hoping to hit the moon. And I’m trusting that my blind spots have prepared me.