You are stupider than you think. So am I.
I may not like it, but I are wrong a lot. You were wrong about Twitter, I was wrong about Facebook, and we’ve all been wrong before about a huge number of things. This is normal.
The bad news is that we’re not geniuses. The good news is that the world doesn’t care what we think and will move along without us. Successes become huge and failures are unseen and forgiven. It’s only natural, then, that we shouldn’t listen to ourselves, or our judgment when deciding whether to try something new.
There is only one answer as to whether you should try an interesting idea, and it is the following: “Sure, what the hell.” It’s the only way we’ll really ever know if we were right or wrong– not by taking part in some weird thought experiment, but by doing it.
Our brains don’t have gravity or any other laws. Nothing is real just because we think it.
Next time you tell yourself that something will not work, remember how many times you’ve been wrong in the past. Then do it. Simple, right?