In recently history, we’ve created terms like “Instagrammable” as a response to something that we’d previously consider to be “beautiful”

But at best, Instagrammable is limited to “understandable”

In the short term, we’re rewarded for staying limited—For wearing a trendy outfit, showing that we have a lot of friends, or making it clear that we’re traveling in another country. People respond well to these kind of things because it takes a fraction of a second to view and understand what’s going on.

When we only make time for things we already understand, we leave little room for new challenges, growth, and progress.

It’s both a challenge and reward to contribute and consume in a way that forces us to stop and think for more than a fraction of a second.