Hi Jawn, thanks for the comment! My honest answer is because it’s easy and we’re all conditioned to it. There are a lot of philosophers who have talked about the need to be “awakened” (in religious contexts, this can be “born again” or in the Matrix, it’s “take the red pill”). I like this take by Gurdjieff: https://www.gurdjieff.org/orage3.htm

I’d love to hear more about your graduate studies! I’m no longer in grad school, but I’ve started a new company to combat this problem: http://kensho.io/pause

Author of “Clueless at The Work” and founder of Make Weird Music. I write about management, music, and technology. Mesa, AZ, USA.

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