The problem with believing what you know

The science of knowing isn't very scientific

When you write things that the people in charge don’t like, you’re always wobbling on an unsteady tight-rope.

You’re not invited to the best parties. The people who move and shake won’t have you around. Good riddance, I say. It’s all fake smiles and fake niceness and awkwardness when you hang around the narrative-friendly crowd.

The margins are where the interesting people hang out, away from the cocktail parties and NGOs.