Holding paradox

A quote I’m pondering —

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, ‘What else could this mean?”

― Shannon L. Alder

What if we were to hold paradox and complexity, and pause - without feeling the need to jump to conclusions, to have the "right" answer.

What if our education system rewarded this sort of behaviour - instead of breeding people who thrive off competition, one-upping, and getting the answer before anybody else?

What if we asked the question: "What does it feel like to be you?"