December 29, 2020•136 words
20 Lessons From 2020
Analyze, analyze, analyze.
Deliberate, reflect, ponder.
I do that a lot.
Especially in a year with more solitude and alone time than ever before.
To some extent, analyzing the past and present, asking questions, drilling down to the bottom of an issue, is good. It gives you superpowers, kind of. Allows you to see things as they are.
Yet, it's very easy to go too far. To analyze every part of your reality; ask question after question. It's a rabbit hole of never-ending madness. You can't really pick apart the whole world, right? It's bigger than you. It'd destroy you.
After analysis should some synthesis: a conclusion. A conclusion that doesn't have to be absolute; an end within itself. A conclusion, not the conclusion.
Lesson eighteen: don't forget about synthesis.