“I can only understand and find real meaning and insight into those bits of fact that I relate to emotionally. This is my knowledge base. Procured by experience and refined (ironically) by exposure to variety, my knowledge base determines what and how much I comprehend; and if I attach my identity to any of it, if I limit my exposure, I sever myself from genius.
“Surrounded by every comprehensible question and answer in the universe, we are blind to them because we limit our exposure to variety. We fix our character and morality to a small story – ours and of those similar to our own. Breaking free of such a small reality bubble takes courage and tenacity. It requires questioning and doubt and exploration.
“Exposure to (and integrating of) an infinite variety of stories expands our emotional palette and opens our view to universal questions and answers so beautiful that the depths of our souls can barely contain them.” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com