I used to get thrown by anything I couldn’t know FOR SURE.
Is real life real life, or am I just dreaming?
Am I going to heaven?
Are my friends really my friends?
What do people really think of me?
Are people even really people?
I mean, completely thrown. I had no framework for dealing with uncertainty. And the truth is that a person just cannot live that way. It’s not how life works.
Now that ERP has re-wired my mind, I am finally able to say, “I’m just going to have to accept that I can’t know” and carry on with life. I never thought I’d be able to approach such huge things with that kind of statement. Never. If you’re reading this and think that that is an impossibility for you, please know that I once thought the same.