Why is Thinking Clearly so difficult?

June 10th, 2013

TS Eliot wrote, in 1934, “Where is the life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”

He might well have written those words yesterday. Certainly we’ve never had more knowledge, more information and seemingly less wisdom than we do today. What is the connection? How is it, that the more we know, the less we seem to understand and the less we seem to able to clearly and logically process it?  The answer it seems is part evolution, part science and part human behavior. It’s part of what  Rolf Dobelli examines in his bestselling book.The Art of Thinking Clearly. My conversation with Rolf Dobelli: