I watched The Big Short tonight on VidAngel (with almost all the filters on… It took out probably 10% of the movie, but worked pretty well) about the housing bubble and market crash of last decade. Pretty engaging and powerful story.
The first scene showed this quote from Mark Twain:
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
I’m reminded of 2 Nephi 9:28:
“O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.”
In many ways, the market crash was a result of people being too prideful and greedy to admit reality. I think that’s an easy trap to fall into, and I heard HWN today in this reminder to look out for pit falls where pride blinds reason and revelation.