“Belief is a toxic and dangerous attitude toward reality. After all, if it’s there it doesn’t require your belief- and if it’s not there why should you believe in it?”
“You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.”—Terence McKenna
A powerful lecture given by one of the greatest minds of our time. This lecture was given decades ago but has never been more true. Do not look to others for the answers to life’s great mysteries; look within yourself. Never undervalue the importance of direct experience. Nobody is smarter than you are.