Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

From Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (page 151):

You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it is going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, its always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.

When you are confident about an idea, you detach from it (contrarian thinking). Applies to so many things! Exhibit A, big data is all the rage right now, but see how this tweet breaks it down: “those who understand big data use the term reluctantly”. Aww ya, I love it when you call it Big Data (hat tip Biggie!)