When I was younger I would posit positions and then build upon them in all directions the positing of connections with other positions like building blocks or dominoes. Often the final construct was beautiful. It was always mostly useless, but it was often beautiful. When you show your masterpiece of thought to someone and they lay bare with lucid efficiency the flaws in the construct, it's uncomfortable, painful even. The accumulation of these lessons can manifest as maturity and wisdom in a sufficiently healthy psyche. Of the building up of combinations of possibilities there is no end. One should not confuse possibility with truth, however. The more complicated the construct of multiplying uncertainties, the less likely that it is the answer. The ability to posit is more important than any particular application thereof. This matters because a proper respect for the dubious certainty of your pet theory for society will keep you from launching crusades, forming armed militias, causing collateral damage. Let's just posit one thing at a time. Let's talk about it. Let's weigh the pros and cons. Let's not get carried away. Have a cup of coffee. Sit here for a while. Put down the Kalashnikov.
Hello, friends. I hope you're well.