Understand deeply, communicate simply

Alan Watts explains a phenomenon that if a man were only to see five colors with no shades in between, he would, in fact, be blind. By constraining our conceptual understanding of anything to a finite plane, by labelling the world around us as either green or blue or red, we limit ourselves from truly understanding it.

However, the use of this simplification of the world allows us to share our ideas with others through language.

The real value of our minds is that, as long as we are not “blind”, as long as we are able to understand the world in all of its shades, we can then package and convey these ideas to our peers in a way that will be understood.

Understand deeply, communicate simply.