On Uncertainty

Vera Futorjanski
1 min readNov 25, 2020

“We take it as a given that uncertainty is always bad and, conversely, that certitude is always good. Yet ancient philosophy, as well as a growing body of scientific evidence, suggests otherwise.”

“The ability to tolerate uncertainty can bring great rewards. Uncertainty, after all, drives the quest for knowledge. The best scientists know this intuitively, and are willing to live with unknowns as they explore new frontiers.”

“Japanese philosophers go a step further. Don’t merely tolerate uncertainty and its close cousin impermanence, they counsel; celebrate it. “The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty,” wrote Yoshida Kenkō, a 14th-century Buddhist monk.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/08/how-embrace-uncertainty-pandemic-times/615634/

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Vera Futorjanski

CEO VeritasVentures Ex @500startups @DubaiFuture @RocketBerlin Founder of a startup / Global Ambassador @vitalvoices / Innovation Expert @WEF and @UN