How we see the world

The world as we find it today reflects a fundamental problem: an erroneous understanding of reality itself. Tackling this demands a lot from us. It isn’t easy to look at the window through which we see the world instead of just looking through that window. It is anything but trivial to see the ontological foundations (what we take to be real) of our socio-economic and political order, let alone do something meaningful to change it. These things are highly normative and yet subtle. They are usually below the threshold of the conscious and are therefore often not problematized. We can cultivate a different understanding of the world, for example, by taking a closer look at our language, the metaphors we use, and the stories we tell.