A Quote by Lewis Thomas on choice, life, mistakes, and thought

Mistakes are at the very base of human thought, embedded there, feeding the structure like root nodules. If we were not provided with the knack for being wrong, we could never get anything useful done. We think our way along by choosing between right and wrong alternatives, and the wrong choices have to be made as often as the right ones. We get along in life this way.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

Source: The Medusa and the Snail

Contributed by: Zaady