It takes a huge investment in introspection to learn that the thirty or more hours spent “studying” the news last month neither had any predictive ability during your activities of that month nor did it impact your current knowledge of the world.
True, our knowledge does grow, but it is threatened by greater increases in confidence, which make our increase in knowledge at the same time an increase in confusion, ignorance, and conceit.
The world we live in is vastly different from the world we think we live in.
Never think that lack of variability is stability. Don't confuse lack of volatility with stability, ever.
Governments that try to shoot for a surplus hardly ever reach it.
Writing is sacred, other activities are profane, and I don't want them to corrupt my writing.