What methods do we have for both living with knowledge as our source of power while also paying attention to what is going on around us?

Are we spending as much time looking out” (exospectively) as we do introspecively? Is it telling that exospection isn’t a common thought or idea? Maybe it’s because we spend so much time looking at and sensing our external world?

climate crisis seems to run counter to some of this. We have lots of knowledge about it, but collectively are ignoring it from a top-down perspective.

This quote sounds interesting, but I’m not sure it’s necessarily the case.


We often speak of arming ourselves with knowledge, or of using it to shore up our defences so that we can better cope with adversity. It gives us power, control, and immunity to attack. But the more we take refuge in the citadels of knowledge, the less attention we pay to what is going on around us. 1


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  1. Anthropology - Why It Matters | Your Highlight on Location 134-136 | Added on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:19:06 PM↩︎


March 5, 2022