In our attempts to make sense of and represent the natural complexity of the world, we create abstractions in the form of models, rules, narratives, etc.

And then, we pretend that these abstractions explain the world, or at least a part of it.

With this pretence … including the idea that the artificial divisions we create actually represent the true world …
… we exacerbate the environmental, ethical, psychological, relational
damage we have already foisted upon ourselves.

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