How openness leads to a better understanding

John Muir is often quoted with: m“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe”. For me that statement has always seemed like an abstraction, a ‘truth’ that enlightened folks might understand but one I might not ever fully get. Sure, there are networks and ecosystems where I can see the whole and the interdependence – but does it really apply to everything?