The danger of the obvious
Communication has more aspects than spoken words and words have more dimensions than “right” and “wrong.”
We should pay attention to the obvious. It saves a lot of time and energy to acknowledge what is right in front of you.
However, we shouldn’t give the obvious too much importance. Perhaps the color of the wrap has nothing to do with what it’s hiding. And maybe the headline on the cover is unrelated to the meaning of the words inside.
The danger lies in the fact that on the first look, the obvious can lead to conclusions and opinions that fall apart on a closer look.
It encourages unwarranted and undifferentiated simplifications. The obvious can act as a coat, hiding the true meaning of a word and the true nature of an agenda.
Maybe we shouldn’t just ask what’s obvious, but also what is too obvious.