Reading Laudato Si’ - #138

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138. ... Just as the different aspects of the planet – physical, chemical and biological – are interrelated, so too living species are part of a network which we will never fully explore and understand. … A good part of our genetic code is shared by many living beings.... fragmentation of knowledge … can actually become a form of ignorance, unless they are integrated into a broader vision of reality.


Reflect on the complexity of life. Consider how the intellectual virtues of intellectual humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness are critical to our understanding of integral ecology. Why are they necessary?


How can we cultivate intellectual humility? The next time you feel certain about something, ask yourself, “Could I be wrong?” Teach it by example. Learn more here.

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