When you ask people, 'What's the opposite of fragile?,' they tend to say robust, resilient, adaptable, solid, strong. That's not it. The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder.
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.