30 Jan 2024

Uncertainty is a necessity

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 30 January 2024

There are few things as comforting as being absolutely sure the bus will be there on time, you ticked the right box on the exam or that your partner isn't going to bolt at the wedding.

Un-certainty is uncomfortable, but necessary says author and journalist Maggie Jackson.

When we can Google the answer to almost anything,  we are squandering the gifts that being unsure can give us like invention and resilience.

Jackson looks at the science around a mindset that can help us cope in times of change. Her new book is called Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure. 

Uncertain book cover

Uncertain book cover Photo: supplied